Web Deploy comObject32 Provider
Updated: July 6, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP
The comObject32 provider synchronizes a 32-bit COM component.
msdeploy -verb:sync -source:comObject32="Microsoft.Applicationhost.AdminManager" -dest:auto,computername=Server2
The comObject32 provider enables dump and sync operations to be performed on the registry keys for a specified 32–bit COM component. The name of the COM component that you specify should be the name that appears in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive of the registry.
|The comObject32 provider does not support COM+ components.|
In a dump operation, the registry key paths for the COM component will be returned. If the -xml operation setting is specified, the registry key values will also be displayed. The output will include information from the following main registry nodes.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<Com Application Name>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\<COM CLSID GUID>
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\<COM TypeLib GUID>
In addition, the output will include the physical file path for the application as recorded in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\<COM CLSID GUID>\InProcServer32 registry key.
To view ACL information in the registry output, use the includeAcls provider setting, as in the following example.
In a sync operation, the COM component will be copied from the specified source to the specified destination. If no COM application exists on the destination with the same name under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ and the same CLSID under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\, the COM object will be added to the destination. If the COM application already exists on the destination, it will be updated with the COM application from the source.
|You should never synchronize the Windows COM objects ole32.dll, mscoree.dll, or rundll32.dll. If any one of these files are in the path of a sync operation, you can avoid synchronizing them by adding a skip rule for the files. For more information about skip rules, see Web Deploy Operation Settings and Web Deploy Rules.|
1) Display the registry keys for the Microsoft.Applicationhost.AdminManager component.
msdeploy -verb:dump -source:comObject32="Microsoft.Applicationhost.AdminManager"
2) Synchronize the Microsoft.Applicationhost.AdminManager COM component registry information with the archive located in the c:\archive directory.
msdeploy -verb:sync -source:comObject32="Microsoft.Applicationhost.AdminManager" -dest:archiveDir=c:\archive