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4.1 Installing Connector/ODBC on Windows

Before installing the Connector/ODBC drivers on Windows:

  • Make sure your Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) are up to date. You can obtain the latest version from the Microsoft Data Access and Storage website.

  • Make sure the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio is installed.

    • Connector/ODBC 8.0.14 or higher: VC++ Runtime 2015 or VC++ Runtime 2017

    • Connector/ODBC 8.0.11 to 8.0.13: VC++ Runtime 2015

    • Connector/ODBC 5.3: VC++ Runtime 2013

    Use the version of the package that matches the system type of your Connector/ODBC driver: use the 64-bit version (marked by x64 in the package's title and filename) if you are running a 64-bit driver, and use the 32-bit version (marked by x86 in the package's title and filename) if you are running a 32-bit driver.

  • OpenSSL is a required dependency. The MSI package bundles OpenSSL libraries used by Connector/ODBC while the Zip Archive does not and requires that you install OpenSSL on the system.

There are different distribution types to use when installing for Windows. The software that is installed is identical in each case, only the installation method is different.