Thank you for your post.
You have a loaded question which is very general in nature. Usually I don't like to refer customers to the manual, but in this case, this should get you and your IT department familiar with what is needed. You can view the ODBC/JDBC manual on our web site at:
Let me know if you need additional questions answered.
Thank you for the repose. We did go through both fm8_odbc_jdbc_developer.pdf and fm8_odbc_jdbc_install.pdf.
However, we can not try the instructions due to OS rights. I guess we need to get IT Department familiar with these documents in order to try it out.