Using Excel as a Datasource

I created a report that will use Excel as a datasource. The report runs fine from my desktop. I would like to place this report on the Business Objects Server. Can anyone tell me what I would need to do in regards to the excel file.
In addition to this issue, when I moved the excel file to a shared folder and reconfigured the system dsn, the report would not run. I received an error message: could not decrypt data. Any help would be appreicated. Thanks.

Put the excel file on a network drive which is accessible by the server.
Create a Crystal Report using the Access/Excel DAO connection based on the above excel file.
Save it to the enterprise.
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