Add a System DSN on a 64 bit operating system to aid ODBC testing in Silk Performer
In order to configure a System DSN (as oppose to a User DSN) on a 64bit machine which connects to a 32bit driver, it is necessary to use c:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe. This is detailed in the MSDN article http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms712362%28v=vs.85%29.aspx.
If these steps are not followed, when the user click on the 'Add...' button in the System DSN tab, they will only get a list of 64bit drivers. Most systems will not include many 64bit drivers, for example compare the list of 64bit drivers in this instance:
to the 32bit drivers on the same machine:
If you are using a 64bit machine to create a System DSN for use in the High-Level ODBC Interface in Silk Performer, but do not see a list of available drivers, please try the steps above. If there are still issues finding a suitable driver on your system please contact your system administrator for more details.