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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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An Overview of the Application

The application for this appendix is a simple system information retrieval example. We’ll get the computer name information for the server. You should already know the computer name information for the remote test computer, so this is information that you can easily verify. However, this example serves the larger role of showing how you can use SOAP to retrieve remote computer information for administration purposes. Companies often use distributed applications for administration and management purposes.

We’ll write the server-side component in Visual C++ and expose it using 4S4C. Unlike the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit examples in the book, we won’t generate a WSDL file and will instead rely on 4S4C to generate it automatically. ...

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