[gptalk] Re: Deploy ODBC via Group Policy

  • From: "Williams, Chris" <Chris.Williams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:41:38 +0100

There are some limitations in using an MSI, it all depends on your SQL
authentication model, if you are using Windows Authentication MSI's
should be OK, problems arise when you have to specify usernames and


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Brian Cline
Sent: 12 June 2007 02:10
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Deploy ODBC via Group Policy

I'm not sure if there's a way to do this via a script or other method,
but there are some utilities out there that will create an MSI that
creates ODBC DSNs. Advanced Installer (www.advancedinstaller.com) is one
of them. The ODBC portion is part of the "professional" edition feature
set, which means some $$$, but a fully functional 30-day trial is


Brian Cline, Business Systems Analyst
Department of Information Technology
G&P Trucking Company, Inc.
803.936.8595 Direct
803.739.1176 Fax


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Michael Clevidence
Sent: Monday 11 June 2007 20:57
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Deploy ODBC via Group Policy




Can you tell me if it is possible to send out an ODBC and its
configuration to multiple PCs using Group Policy. We are changing our
database from MySQL to SQL 2003 and need to update about 110 PC's


Thank you,


Michael Clevidence


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