64 bit driver for DSN for MS access database

 I have windows 7 professional 64 version on my laptop.  I tried locating DSN (data source name) for MS access data. 
It is giving me an option for only SQL server database.
Defining connectivity to MS access database through DSN is very critical to my ASP applications working through IIS (internet information services)  After reviewing the solutions on the web I concluded currently there is no 64 bit driver.
Should I downgrade my windows 7 professional to 32 version
 

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Last updated September 4, 2019 Views 245,655 Applies to:
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Hi smantha11,

Currently Microsoft does not have any 64 bit ODBC drivers available for the Office products.

However, as long as the application that you want to connect to is 32 bit, you can use the 32 bit ODBC drivers to create the DSN. To get to the 32 bit ODBC drivers, the 32 bit Data Source administrator must be used. The 32 bit Data Source administrator must be launched directly if you are using a 64 bit OS. The file should be located at the following path:

c:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

Hope this helps!
Kathy

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You can download the drivers here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7554F536-8C28-4598-9B72-EF94E038C891&displaylang=e

This file will add Access to the list of file types in the ODBC administrator.

Not sure if its 32 or 64 bit. But it worked on a machine running 64bit Win 7


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