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Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen

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DCOM

Distributed COM is the Microsoft way for distributed objects to communicate with one another. DCOM is essentially an ORB (object request broker), like what you would find in an implementation of CORBA. Unlike CORBA ORBs, however, DCOM is part of the operating system. Formally introduced with Windows NT 4.0, DCOM is now shipped with Windows 98 and is expected to be part of the forthcoming Windows 2000. A freely available add-on gives Windows 95 DCOM functionality.

In order for any computer to use a COM (or ActiveX) object, it must be registered in the Windows registry, which contains the information about the component's actual location, either on the local machine or on a remote server. The server component could reside on any machine connected ...

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