I recently came across this and wanted to be sure everyone is aware of this limitation. With the new release of Office 2010 including 64-bit support, there has been some confusion about which version to install. Microsoft has been clear in their recommendation:
For whatever reason, say you installed Office 2010 64-bit on your machine, and you happily go to your shiny SharePoint 2010 site (or WSS/MOSS), open up a list, and hit Datasheet View. To your surprise, you see this:
What? You make sure you’re in the right IE security zone, all the ActiveX control options are enabled, but no go. What gives?
Microsoft is aware of this issue, and documented this KB article 2266203. Internet Explorer uses an ActiveX control installed by Office to render the Datasheet view functionality in SharePoint, and the Office 2010 64-bit version does not have a version of that ActiveX control. Awesome! It’s also documented here:
Requires a 64-bit ActiveX control. Microsoft Office 2010 does not provide a 64-bit version of this control.
Since you can’t mix 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office, you don’t have many options. The official recommendation is to remove 64-bit Office, and install the 32-bit version. You can try the following:
2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components
Read the above article for issues with this. If you are using IE 8 64-bit, you’re just out of luck.
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