Registering the ODBC Driver in Windows

In Windows, run scc.bat with administrative privileges to register the ODBC driver.

When SAP Control Center starts for the first time on a Windows machine, it registers its ODBC driver. Because the automatic registration of the ODBC driver edits the registry settings, you must execute scc.bat using elevated administrative privileges. If you launch for the first time without adequate privileges, SCC generates an error and fails to start.

In Windows 2008, Windows 7, and Windows 8, you must use the Run as administrator setting to launch SCC even if you already have administrative privileges. This process is described below.

In other versions of Windows, you must be logged in as an administrator to start SCC for the first time. You need not follow the steps below.

  1. In Windows 2008, Windows 7, or Windows 8, open the Command Prompt window with administrative privileges:
    • Select Start > All Programs > Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    • Alternatively, enter cmd in the Start Menu search box and press Shift+Ctrl+Enter.
  2. Run scc.bat.
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Starting and Stopping SAP Control Center in Windows
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scc Command