DCOM Configuration Tool

DCOM Configuration tool is a Microsoft Windows utility used to configure 32-bit Windows applications for Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) communication between components of distributed applications on a network.

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What is DCOM Configuration Tool?

A Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 utility used to configure 32-bit Windows applications for Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) communication between components of distributed applications on a network.

How it works

You can use the DCOM Configuration Tool to configure DCOM applications to run across computers on a network. Computers can be configured to operate as DCOM clients (making calls to DCOM servers), DCOM servers, or both. Using this tool, you can configure the locations of components of distributed applications and the security settings for those components.

Graphic D-11. DCOM Configuration Tool.

To use the tool to configure a distributed application, you must specify the security and location properties of both the calling client application and the responding server application. For the client application, you specify the location of the server application that will be called by the client. For the server application, you select a user account that will have permission to start the application and the user accounts that will run it.

NOTE

Before you can use the DCOM Configuration Tool on Windows 98, you must be sure that user-level security is being used.

TIP

To start the tool, choose Run from the Start menu, and then type dcomcnfg.