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Provider Strings for AS400 data on Windows Server 2008R2 64Bit


Hi All,

We're in the process of migrating our web pages from Windows Server 2003 32bit to Windows Server 2008r2 64bit. I've installed the 64bit ODBC drivers, IIS and all relative code for the website.

However, when I try to connect to the AS400 I am getting this error:


ADODB.Connection error '800a0e7a'

Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed.

I rechecked and ensured the driver was installed. I have these two drivers in the ODBC manager on the 2008r2 64bit server:

Name: Client Access ODBC Driver (32-bit)
Company: IBM Corporation
Date: 11/12/2007

Name: iSeries Access ODBC Driver
Company: IBM Corporation
Date: 11/12/2007

The connection string I am trying to use is this:
adoCon.Open "Provider=IBMDA400.DataSource.1;Persist Security Info=False;User ID=<user>;Password=<password>;Data Source=<AS400 IP Address>"

When I use the identical connect string on the old webserver I do not get any nasty errors. When I try on the new webserver, I get the one above.

Any ideas where I might be going wrong?? I've tried changing the connection strings, trying new drivers, etc., etc., but I end up with the same result (or some variant that is still not letting me connect).



Brian Piotrowski
Manager - I.T.
Simcoe Parts Service, Inc.
Ph: 705-435-7814 x343
Fx: 705-435-5029

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