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To enable the latest DCOM components for Windows 95 and Windows 98 computers, Microsoft has made DCOM98.exe and DCOM95.exe available.
The Visual Basic and Visual Studio installation programs install DCOM98.exe. DCOM95.exe version 1.3 is available for download from the Microsoft Web site. This article describes the key differences between these two versions.
Distributed COM (DCOM) enables applications to communicate between two machines. DCOM is native to the Windows 2000, Windows NT (beginning with version 4.0) and Windows 98 operating systems. DCOM must be installed on Windows 95 computers to enable this functionality.
DCOM98.exe and DCOM95.exe are installation utilities that install or update DCOM components.
The following sections provide specifics about each version.
For more details about the specific differences between DCOM95 and DCOM98, please refer to the Release notes (RelNotes.Txt) for each version. The Release notes are installed to the following directory after installation:
where "xx" is 95 or 98. The Release notes for DCOM95 are also available on the following Web site:
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196208/EN-US/ )INFO: DCOM98 Release Notes