Distributed Component Object Model

What Does Distributed Component Object Model Mean?

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) is a proprietary Microsoft technology that allows Component Object Model (COM) software to communicate across a network. DCOM is enhanced with COM applications to facilitate remote procedural calls and a Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) dedicated to Windows application and platform support.


Techopedia Explains Distributed Component Object Model

Initially, Microsoft developed COM to communicate with processes running on one machine. Microsoftcreated DCOM to allow distributed application and process communication with machines across an entire network.


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