When trying to install a remote console on a Windows 7 client receiving the error:
"Error connecting to the database. Please check your database server to see that it is functioning properly. Data Source name not found and no default driver specified."
Error occurred after creating the shortcut to the eXpress.exe and configuring the ODBC correctly.
In the case observed the ODBC connection was testing successful and the error message was appearing when trying to run the console shortcut.
Deployment Solution 6.9 Service Pack 3.
Manually run the 'setup.exe' file located in the 'DSSetup' folder (located on the Deployment Server) from the client computer by browsing to the server.
Choose the option "Component Install"
For the 'File server path' be sure to point it back to the server so it can extract the proper files.