Updating VMware vCenter from 5.0 to 5.1

Scenario

You currently manage your vSphere estate using vCenter 5.0, and would like to upgrade to the latest and greatest version to date; 5.1. There’s a few gotchas along the way, so read on below for a few useful notes. [Read more…]

ODBC gotcha for DocuWare on Win7 64-bit

I almost got caught out again earlier on theĀ 32-bit ODBC admin console gotcha for 64-bit computers.

Luckily that first post I wrote at the start of the year helped me out. It really is great that this blog is becoming a great reference for me already. I don’t know if I should be proud of that, or ashamed that I forgot about the issue in under a year šŸ˜

Anyway, in addition to using the correct ODBC admin console (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe), make sure you tick Return matched rows instead of affected rows and Enable dynamic cursorsĀ to make DocuWare run correctly:

Using 32-bit ODBC drivers on Win7 64-bit

As we slowly migrate away from Windows XP to Windows 7 at work, the world seems to take great pleasure by presenting weird and wonderful issues for me to fix.

The latest one was getting 32-bit ODBC drivers to work on a Win7 64-bit PC.
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