Monthly Archives: June 2011

OBDC connections with perl on 64 bits IIS7

This one is quite confusing… to use perl on IIS7 on a 64 bit machine, you need to install the 32 bit (x86) version of ActivePerl (the 64 bit version won’t work) and follow these instructions.

If you want to connect to a database using ODBC, you can’t use the ODBC manager available in the Start menu since it’s the 64 bits version, you need to use the one hidden in %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64\Odbcad32.exe

Check out the KB 942976 article for the details.