Appendix H. Selected COM Objects and Their Uses
As an extensibility and administration interface, many applications expose useful functionality through COM objects. Although PowerShell handles many of these tasks directly, many COM objects still provide significant value.
Table H-1 lists a selection of the COM objects most useful to system administrators.
Table H-1. COM identifiers and descriptions
Allows for interaction and automation of Microsoft Access.
Allows for the control of Microsoft Agent 3D animated characters.
(non-default) Provides access to
Windows Automation via the
Provides access to certificate enrollment services.
Provides access to a request to a certificate authority.
Provides access to and management of the Windows COM+ catalog.
Allows for interaction and automation of Microsoft Excel.
Allows for interaction with Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Provides access to the management functionality of the Windows Firewall.
Provides access to the management functionality of Windows Connection Sharing.
Allows for interaction and authoring of a new Internet Explorer document.
Allows for interaction and automation of Microsoft InfoPath.
Allows for interaction and automation of Microsoft Internet Explorer.