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Services Utility: Network DDE Service

Display Name (?): Network DDE
Short Name (?): NetDDE
Executable (?): netdde.exe
Library (?): None.
Depends On (?): Network DDE DSDM
Supports (?): ClipBook
Description (?): Provides network transport and security for Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) for programs running on the same computer or on different computers. If this service is stopped, DDE transport and security will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
OS (?): NT4 Workstation, 2000 Professional, XP Home/Professional, Vista Home/Business, NT4 Server, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Vista Server
Startup (?):

Explanation (?):

The network DDE service provides dynamic data exchange capabilities to Windows applications running locally or remotely. This service is used to provide a secure coomunications channel between programs. DDE is used by very few programs as it was mainly a NT3 technology, but the clipboard program can use DDE communications between the clipboard service to a remote computer. Configuration of DDE can be done through ddeshare.exe, but without programs to use these features it isn't very useful. I would suggest leaving this service set to manual if you're not using it. Set it to automatic if you're running a server that uses this feature, and you could even disable it if you're paranoid.

Please visit /tools/services/ for the complete Services utility.