Error message when System DSN is selected

December 7, 2011 at 11:37:15
Specs: Windows 7, 3.00 GHz/8 GB
When I try to configure an ODBC connection I receive the following error message when the System DSN tab is clicked "you are logged on with non-administrative privileges system dsns could not be created". I have full admin rights and I cannot figure out why Windows 7 is telling me this. I have tried numerous things to correct this (disabled the UAC, searched the internet for an answer, etc.). Has anyone ran across this or does anyone have an answer?



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December 7, 2011 at 12:11:51
I am beginning to thing there is a problem with Windows 7 when it comes to administrative privileges. I am constantly being told I need admin privileges when I attempt to do certain things even though I am logged on with a user that has Admin privileges.

The way I worked round it is to create a user in my own name and give myself complete control of whatever it is I am trying to do. The strange thing is that you need Admin privileges in order to do this so why not what I was trying to do in the first place?

I think it has something to do with the registry. Admin privileges dont always extend to some parts of the registry.


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