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Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) components that are configured correctly in a Microsoft COM+ Server Application can be activated in the client process application (in-process activation). This behavior must occur for COM components that are configured in a COM+ Library Application and are not configured in a COM+ Server Application (out-of-process activation).
This problem occurs if the COM+ runtime fails to get the information about a component from the COM+ catalog.
How to Obtain the Hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 (SP4) COM+ 1.0 Hotfix Package 27. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822618 INFO: Availability of Windows 2000 Post-Service Pack 4 COM+ Hotfix Rollup Package 27
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.