32-bit ODBC System DSN on 64-bit Windows using Group Policy Client Preferences

Dani Kaltoft Kobeissi Technology 20 Comments

I searched around and found two different approaches to creating 32-bit System DSN’s on a 64-bit box. One was using powershell to load registry keys, the other used GPO Client Side Preferences to define User DSN’s which creates the 64-bit DSN and a 32-bit equivalent.

The thing is, I actually prefer using GPO’s for settings instead of scripting them. Also, I want to be able to update DSN’s without having users logging off and back on…..