This article discusses some of the main ODBC Administrator
changes that are introduced with Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8.
By default, all the trace logs in MDAC 2.8 are stored in the secured
temp folder in the following location:
SystemDrive\Documents and Settings\AdministratorName\Local
Administrator Changes in MDAC 2.8
There is a new option in MDAC 2.8 that turns on machine-wide
tracing for all user identities on any computer that has MDAC 2.8 installed.
Note the following to use machine-wide tracing:
- When you start the ODBC Driver Manager, the
Machine-Wide tracing for all user identities dialog box
Note If you want to trace only the processes that are running under
your identity, and not the trace services, click the Start
- You can also change the default log file path, however,
Microsoft recommends that you leave the default path, or choose a secure
location for the trace logs. This is true for either the Administrator or a
- If you want to start tracing for all user identities, you
must check the Machine-Wide tracing for all user identities
check box. You receive the following dialog box:
If you click No, tracing for all
user identities does not start.
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