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connecting to Access 2007 on a windows 7 64 bit machine

connecting to Access 2007 on a windows 7 64 bit machine

connecting to Access 2007 on a windows 7 64 bit machine

I have recently obtained a new 64bit machine running windows 7. I have set up IIS and installed office 2007.
I then built a simple database called test.mdb containing one table called test. The database is saved in C:\inetpub\wwwroot.

I have also created an asp page called test.asp and also saved in C:\inetpub\wwwroot to connect to the database. Test.asp is about as simple as can be has the following code

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<% Option Explicit %>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<SCRIPT language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript" src="../js/GeneralFunctions.js"></SCRIPT>


    Dim cnnLogin
    Dim rstLogin
    Dim strSQL

    strSQL = "SELECT * FROM test"        
    Set cnnLogin = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

    cnnLogin.Open("DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb), *.accdb};" _
        & "DBQ=" & Server.MapPath("test.accdb"))

    Set rstLogin = cnnLogin.Execute(strSQL)

    If Not rstLogin.EOF Then        
            response.write "hello world"

    End If

    ' Clean Up
    Set rstLogin = Nothing
    Set cnnLogin = Nothing



When I try to open the page in localhost I get an error message as follows;

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

I have perservered for over a week now and am sick of the sight of Google. I have finally given in and decided to ask for help. Could anyone please put me out of my misery and tell me how to connect to my database please?  

RE: connecting to Access 2007 on a windows 7 64 bit machine

You say you built a test database called test.mdb yet the Server.MapPath refers to test.accdb - make sure it looks at the correct filename before trying anything else.


RE: connecting to Access 2007 on a windows 7 64 bit machine

Thanks John.

I appear to have stumbled on what may be the solution to my problem, here:

 [url=http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/563/using-classic-asp-with-microsoft-access-databases-on-iis-70-and-iis-75/]Using Classic ASP with Microsoft Access Databases on IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5 [/url]

It seems I need to change a setting in the application pool of IIS to enable 32 bit applications.  Anyway changing it meant that the previoulsy rejected asp page  was now accepted.

I had my suspiscions that it was an issue surrounding 64 bits / 32 bits as investigating the initial error message led me to this discussion;

 [url=http://forums.devarticles.com/microsoft-sql-server-5/data-source-name-not-found-and-no-default-driver-specified-8346.html]Data source name not found and no default driver specified[/url]

which highlights the fact that there are two ODBC managers in Windows 7. (Frankly, most of that discussion went straight over my head)  

I don't know if I have inadvertantly  fixed my original problem by altering this application pool setting or created further problems for myself elsewhere but I'll keep my fingers crossed. End result I can connect to a database and display the results on a local web page.  Happy days.

Thank you for your help in this matter. :grin:      

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