We have a need to instantiate and manipulate excel worksheets
programmatically. Our design call for this must done on the server rather
than on client workstations. Is there any reason NOT to install EXCEL on an
application server (Windows 2000 or Windows 2003) to accomplish this. Do we
need to install a full copy of Excel or is there a more limited approach to
install just enough to allow programmatic manipulation.

thanks in advance.