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Network DDE (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: NetDDE

Executable Name: Netdde.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: The Network DDE service provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. You can create Network DDE shared folders programmatically or by using Ddeshare.exe on your computer, and make them visible to other applications and computers. Traditionally, the user creating the shared folder will create and run a server process to handle incoming requests from client processes and/or applications (running on the same computer or remotely); after they are connected, these processes can exchange any kind of data over a secure network transport.

This service is disabled by default, and it is only started when invoked by an application using Network DDE, like Clipbrd.exe or Ddeshare.exe. In addition, applications running on remote computers can send messages to other computers that will invoke the Network DDE service.

If this service is stopped, DDE transport and security are unavailable.If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on the service will fail to start.Any applications depending on Network DDE will time out while trying to start the service. If an application on a remote computer tries to start Network DDE on another computer, the remote computer will not be viewable on the network.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Default operating system installation

Startup type: Disabled

Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components:

Network DDE DSDM

The following system components depend on this service: ClipBook

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