I have two vb applications that uses the old DDE technology on Windows
Server 2000. I must promote to Windows Server 2003. I have the same
configurations that the WS2000 (Network DDE services etc.)

I have this error when the applications try to connect (by DDE
Run-time Error '282':
No foreign application responded to a DDE initiate

I try to start three services (Network DDE, Network DDE DSDM and
I try to stop services and set Startup type to Manual.
I try change the link topic properties (corresponding with this
article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/203980/en-us )

I have always the error message.

Does DDE protocol is supported with W2K3 ?

I know that this technology is bad, very bad, but I have no choice to
keep this technology.

Do you have a solution ?