problems adding odbc with PS script RRS feed

  • Question

  • testing adding a odbc connection via PS script. but am getting attached error:

    the script is pretty basic, also attached.

    thanks for any suggestions

    PS C:\> Add-OdbcDsn -Name "MyPayroll" -DriverName "SQL Server Native Client 10.0" -DsnType 
    "System" -SetPropertyValue @("Server=MyServer", "Trusted_Connection=Yes", "Database=Payroll")

    The term 'Add-OdbcDsn' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, v
    erify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:22
    + $newDsn = Add-OdbcDsn <<<<  -Name "MyPayroll" -DriverName "SQL Server Native Client 10.0" -DsnType "System" -SetPropertyValue @("Server=sirvsap02", "Trusted_Connection=
    Yes", "Database=m2mdata01") -PassThru
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Add-OdbcDsn:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:49 PM


All replies

  • That CmdLet is not available in earlier versions of PowerShell and only available since Windows 2012/8.


    Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:54 PM
  • ODBC is a Win component,to add/edit,open ADM tools,locate ODBC,open,edit its properties.The ODBC

    services must be configured.Also,at least with many/all Win OS,one opens cmd or run,type: MMC  in MMC

    edit console,add/remove components,ODBC is available,rest is fairly simple....

    Also,as far as scripts go,go to TechNet script center,a script that youre looking for may be available.


    Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:58 PM
  • There is no scripts for creating a DSN in the Gallery. Support for the new ODBC connections was not added to Windows until 8/2012.  There are ways to add the DSN to the registry or to create a file DSN with PowerShell with earlier versions of Windows.

    I do not believe the CmdLet is available without upgrading PS on W8/2012 to WMF 4.

    The old ODBC manager is available on all versions of Windows back to at least Windows 2.0.  Before MMC it was a control panel setting.

    The non-MMC version of ODBC is available by typing odbcad32 at any prompt.


    • Edited by jrv Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:10 PM
    Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08 PM
  • Also the old config is still available for command line creation of DSNs and installing ODBC drivers.

    odbcconf /?


    • Marked as answer by jrv Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:03 PM
    Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by jrv Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:01 PM
    Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:14 PM
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    Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:05 AM
  • I have PS version 5.1.14409.1012 and I do not have the Add-ODBCDSN cmdlet. How do I get it?

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:37 PM