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ModBMS not connecting to Sigma, error " Not monitoring, DDE not init "

Issue

ModBMS not connecting to Sigma, error " Not monitoring, DDE not init "

Product Line

Satchwell Sigma

Environment

  • Sigma
  • ModBMS

Cause

Windows 7 and Server 2008 removed a functionality that allowed ModBMS to be able to poll the Sigma server. 

Resolution

  1. A Sigma executable file is required to be running in the background.
  2. Create a shortcut to the desktop and open c:\Sigma\Bin\SigTop.exe.
  3. ModBMS will now poll the Sigma server and the error disappears.
  4. SigTop will need to be started each time the PC is restarted. It may be necessary to place a shortcut in the startup menu or similar. 
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