Windows XP Services

Network DDE DSDM - Windows XP Service

Manages Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) network shares. If this service is stopped, DDE network shares will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Manual Manual Disabled Disabled
Professional Manual Manual Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Network DDE DSDM
Service name:NetDDEdsdm
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

runs in a shared process. It shares the executable file with other services. If the Network DDE DSDM fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NetDDEdsdm service has failed to start.


If the Network DDE DSDM is stopped, the Network DDE fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of Network DDE DSDM

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetworkDDEDSDMWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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