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Application Note

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Application Note

Note: Dial-up DDE Server Product: Windows 9X, DDE Server Application Note Date: 9/15/00 While precautions have been taken in the preparation of this note, CTC and the author assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

    How to set up Dial-up Networking to connect a PC to another PC

    running the DDE Server to share Excel data

    This Application Note covers the basics of setting up Dial-up Networking between two PC’s to

    share the information gathered by Microsoft Excel running on the server with DDE. The basic setup is covered. It is strongly recommended that a trained network professional assist with the software installation and configuration.

    Note: The outline here does not cover the setup and configuration of the DDE Server on the PC. You will need to download that Application Note from our web site.

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Dial-up Networking Setup:

     Installation of the Dial-up Server for the PC with DDE Server

    1. Go to START, SETTINGS, and CONTROL PANEL.

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    2. In the CONTROL PANEL double-click on ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.

    3. From the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS PROPERTIES, select the Windows Setup tab.

4. Highlight COMMUNICATIONS and Click on “Details…”.

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    5. Place the check mark next to Dial-up Server and select OK. 6. Select OK again.

Setup of the Dial-up on both PC’s

1. Close the Control Panel.

    2. Double-click on My Computer at the top of your desktop. 3. Double-click on Dial-up Networking.

    4. In the Dial-up Networking dialog, double-click on Make New Connection.

    5. Enter in the phone number that the PC (Server) is located at.

6. Click on the Server tab.

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    7. Make sure that the settings in the clip above match what you have.

    *NOTE: If the Server PC is connected to a Novell network you will have to remove the check

    mark from the IPX/SPX Compatible. If not, this will drop the Novell connection everytime the

    Dial-up connects.

Excel Setup:

    *NOTE: For instructions on the setup and configuration of the Excel spreadsheet, see the example spreadsheet that was included with the DDE Server installation disk. The spreadsheet that is on the PC, running the DDE Server, will need to be set to automatically Save the data every five minutes.

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