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DDE communication in Windows Server 2016 TP5 and RTM not working RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    I am experiencing a very big problem in the windows server 2016 technical preview (14300.rs1_release_sv.1607211818) according DDE communication.

    We have a large crm application that uses DDE communication for 2 business critical modules.

    1. Communicate with MS Word (automaticly generate letters, property description etc.)
    2. Communicate with a tool we written to interact with the telephone system.

    If Windows Server 2016 will no longer allow DDE Communication we have to know this very fast, to start developing new modules.

    So my Question is:

    Will Windows Server 2016 no longer support DDE communication or is this only a bug in the technical preview?

    To reproduce the problem you can just take some DDE Client-/Server Example Tools from the net (http://www.activevb.de/tipps/vb6tipps/tipp0404.html | http://www.activevb.de/tipps/downloads/tipp0404.zip | http://support.microsoft.com/kb/74861/de).

    Our CRM Software as well as this little example tool works in WinXP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win8, Win8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (R2), Windows Server 2012 R2 but not in Windows Server 2016.

    When debugging I am Just getting Error 282 "Keine andere Anwendung hat auf die DDE-Initiative reagiert" which means that no DDE Application is responding.

    Thanks for reading.

    Because this is business critical for us a quick answer would be preferable.

    Maik

    PS: This Problem also happens in the first build of windows 10 - see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/09fec080-5da6-423c-ad53-cf1e6d9c44c1/dde-communication-in-windows-10-not-working?forum=WinPreview2014General



    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:23 AM

Answers

  • I retestet this in 14393.rs1_release_inmarket.161004-2338 and their it is working again.
    • Marked as answer by Maik Godinho Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:54 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:54 AM

All replies

  • Hi Maik,

    >>Will Windows 10 no longer support DDE communication or is this only a bug in the technical preview?

    I'm afraid there is no official document about it currently.

    I suppose it would be announced with the official release.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:46 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Maik Godinho Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:55 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Maik Godinho Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:55 AM
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:38 AM
  • Hi Maik,

    As the official release of Server 2016 would be launched recently, we could wait to see if the issue was solved.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:09 AM
  • Hi Leo and everyone else,

    we just testet this again in the RTM version and its also not working in this version.

    Best Regards

    Maik

    Friday, October 7, 2016 7:14 AM
  • I retestet this in 14393.rs1_release_inmarket.161004-2338 and their it is working again.
    • Marked as answer by Maik Godinho Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:54 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:54 AM