Installing the Driver on Windows

Aug 18, 2017

The Drill ODBC Driver installer is available for 32- and 64-bit applications on Windows. On 64-bit Windows operating systems, you can execute both 32- and 64-bit applications. However, 64-bit applications must use 64-bit drivers, and 32-bit applications must use 32-bit drivers. Make sure that you use the driver version that matches the bitness of the client application machine.

  • Drill 1.3 32-bit.msi for 32-bit applications
  • Drill 1.3 64-bit.msi for 64-bit applications


Currently Drill does not support a 32-bit Windows machine. However, the 32- or 64-bit Drill ODBC Driver is supported on a 64-bit machine.

To install the Drill ODBC Driver on a system that meets the system requirements, complete the following steps:

System Requirements

Each computer where you install the driver must meet the following system requirements:

  • One of the following operating systems are supported:
    • Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
    • Windows Server 2008 or later
  • 75 MB of available disk space
  • .NET Framework 4.5, installed and enabled by default on Windows 8 and later
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013 installed (with the same bitness as the driver that you are installing)

  • The client must be able to resolve the actual host name of the Drill node or nodes from the IP address. Verify that a DNS entry was created on the client machine for the Drill node or nodes. If not, create an entry in \Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts for each node in the following format:

    <drill-machine-IP> <drill-machine-hostname>

    Example: localhost


Currently Drill does not support a 32-bit Windows machine; however, the 32- or 64-bit Drill ODBC Driver is supported on a 64-bit machine.

To install the driver, you need Administrator privileges on the computer.

Step 1: Download the Drill ODBC Driver

Download the installer that corresponds to the bitness of the client application from which you want to create an ODBC connection. The current version is 1.3.8.

Step 2: Install the Drill ODBC Driver

  1. Double-click the installer from the location where you downloaded it.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the check box to accept the terms of the License Agreement and click Next.
  4. Verify or change the install location. Then, click Next.
  5. Click Install.
  6. When the installation completes, click Finish.

Step 3: Verify the Installation

To verify the installation on Windows 10, perform the following steps:

1. Go to Settings and enter odbc.

2. Select Set up ODBC data sources <version>. The ODBC Data Source Administrator <version> dialog appears. Click the System DSN to view the Drill data source.

3. Click the Drivers tab and verify that the Drill ODBC Driver appears in the list of drivers that are installed on the computer.

4.Configure and start Drill before testing the ODBC Data Source Administrator.

Next Step

Configuring ODBC on Windows.