SQL Server: Data Source name not found

Recently, I had a problem when SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager fails to register (local)database; the error message was “Data Source name not found and no default driver specified”

 

 

This was a problem with faulty installation of SQL Server or somehow ODBC/Data Access Components configurationgone bad. The solution thatworked in my case is to export and import HKLM\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INST\SQL Server registry key from a normal system with ODBC drivers installed to the faulty SQL machine’s registry

 

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