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COM

Updated: February 22, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Component Object Model (COM) is a platform-independent, distributed, object-oriented system for creating binary software components that can interact. COM is the foundation technology for Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) (compound documents) and ActiveX® (Internet-enabled components) technologies.

Aspects

The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

COM Configuration

Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology can be configured so that Remote Activation is enabled for Launch and Activation Permissions in the COM Security area of the Component Services administrative tool.

COM General Functionality

COM+ applications use Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology in Microsoft Windows operating systems to communicate and take advantage of Windows services. COM technologies include COM+, DCOM, and ActiveX Controls.

COM Remote Service Availability

COM+ applications use Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology in Microsoft Windows operating systems to communicate and take advantage of Windows services. COM technologies include COM+, DCOM, and ActiveX Controls.

COM+ Network Access enables remote invocation of applications that are built with COM+. The firewall exception rule, COM+ Network Access (DCOM In), must be turned on for the TCP protocol and LocalPort 135.

COM Security Policy Configuration

COM+ applications use Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology in Microsoft Windows operating systems to communicate and take advantage of Windows services. COM technologies include COM+, DCOM, and ActiveX Controls.

An administrator can use the Component Services administrative tool to control the COM + application security policy through configurable settings that are located on the Security tab of the application's properties sheet.

Related Management Information

Application Server

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