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Unable to Connect With Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle and 64-Bit Oracle Client (Doc ID 417246.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2016***


Trying to use the Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle on a 64-bit operating system that has a 64-bit Oracle client installed results in the following error:

The Oracle(tm) client and networking components were not found. These components are supplied by Oracle Corporation and are part of the Oracle Version 7.3 (or greater) client software installation.

You will be unable to use this driver until these components have been installed.


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