In Chapter 4, we saw that COM+ offers a slew of services such as synchronization, transaction, queuing, and security. Developers can leverage one or more of these services to build enterprise systems.
A component has to be configured to indicate to COM+ the specific COM+ services it is interested in using. When a client creates an object of such a configured component, COM+ sets up the requested services for the object.
Essentially, the configuration settings on a COM object dictate certain run-time requirements for the object. These run-time requirements for a COM+ object are collectively referred to as the object’s context.
In this chapter, we look at how to specify the configuration settings for a component and ...