troubleshooting Question

Excel Reports from Web Server

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ASPMicrosoft ExcelWindows Server 2003
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Hello Experts,

I need to generate a few reports that are in Excel from a web server using ASP Classic.  I am able to do this if I have Excel installed, but 5 years ago I read that it is ilegal to install Excel on a server.  Where can I check this?

Further, If i can legally use Excel, does any one know of any down sides of this with regards to server perormance.  

If this is not legal, does any one have any alternate recomendations?  I was thinking of exporting a .csv, then having the user run a custom .vbs on their PC, but i want to avoid this multi-step approach.

FYI - All reports are for a small office,.

Thank you
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