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Installing the Driver on Windows

If you are doing a first-time install of the driver, or if you have uninstalled an older version, it is recommended that you use the executable installer. These instructions will assume that you are installing the 32-bit driver but the procedure is the same for installing the 64-bit one. Under the hood, the 32-bit driver library will be installed into \windows\sysWOW64 on a 64-bit Windows. Any other install will place the driver in windows\system32.

Download or move the executable installer kit to the desktop. Right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Figure 2.1. ODBC driver installer on the desktop

ODBC driver installer on the desktop


Click your way through the screens until you reach the one in which you configure your preferences for the installation:

Figure 2.2. ODBC driver installer screens

ODBC driver installer screens


If you want or need to, you can have the driver installed in some other location than the one offered by the installer as the default. Use the Browse button to find the location where you want to have the driver installed.

Note

The installer will create the \Firebird_ODBC subfolder if it does not exist already.

Lastly, the installer will display the configuration you have chosen. If you happy with it, just click Install and it is done.

Figure 2.3. ODBC driver installer final screen

ODBC driver installer final screen


Note

You might observe here that, on our system, we keep our own dedicated “Programs64” and “Programs32” folders under C:\Windows. That is simply preference as to how we organise our server and monitor the volume of stuff installed by Windows updates into its own program folders.

The .chm and .html documents noted on that screen are older evolutions of this document that are still built in with the kits at the point of this writing.

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