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Exposing a COM+ Application as a WCF Service

Any reasonably sized organization that has been using the Microsoft Windows platform for any length of time as the basis for their applications will doubtless have systems that make use of COM+ applications. The good news is that WCF enables you to leverage this technology and reuse your existing COM+ components by building a WCF service wrapper around them. The .NET Framework 3.0 includes a useful tool called ComSvcConfig, which enables you to integrate COM+ applications into the WCF service model (you can find this tool in the C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation folder). Additionally, the WCF Service Configuration Editor provides a graphical user interface to many ...

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