DDE Server Window
getting the following error on a few pc's on our network:
When trying to shut-down the pc a dialog box appears which says:
'End Program - DDE Server Window'
only option is 'End Now'
If you click 'End Now' it usually disappears for a few seconds and then
the same box appears again about 3 or 4 times before it eventually
shuts down about 5 mins after you began the process so it can get quite
The workstations in question are mostly WindowsXP but also a few
Win2000. (some with SP!, some with SP2 and win2000 with SP4) We are
running an Exchange 2003 Server with ISA Server 2004 - the ISA client
is installed on each workstation - I have a feeling this may be the
root of the problem...
I have checked Administrative Tools > Services and both 'Network DDE'
and 'Network DDE DSDM' services are disabled on all clients.
any suggestions appreciated.
Re: DDE Server Window
[snip -- weird problems with shutdown on machines with lots of shoddy
Microsoft software installed]
I suggest finding a better software vendor. Business and server stuff
especially is better off being based on unix -- linux, *bsd. Even MacOS
X would probably be better(!) ... end-user desktops need usability, an
area in which unix tends to perform poorly, but servers maintained by
gurus need reliability more, and headless servers no-one directly sits
down at have no need of human factors anyway, so unix's HCI losses are
moot there but its big wins in security and reliability aren't.
Palladium? Trusted Computing? DRM? Microsoft? Sauron.
"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."