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DCOM for Windows 95

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DCOM95 provides Distributed COM support for Microsoft Windows 95. The DCOM wire protocol transparently provides support for reliable, secure, and efficient communication between Component Object Model (COM) components such as ActiveX controls, scripts, and Java applets residing on different machines in a LAN, a WAN, or on the Internet. With DCOM, your application can be distributed across locations that make the most sense to you and to the application.

Releases

DCOM for Windows 95, version 1.2

August 3, 1998

Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availablilty of DCOM for Microsoft Windows 95, version 1.2.

DCOM95 1.2 extends the support for Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) for Microsoft Windows 95. The DCOM wire protocol transparently provides support for reliable, secure, and efficient communication between COM components such as ActiveX controls, scripts, and Java applets residing on different machines in a LAN, a WAN, or on the Internet. With DCOM, your application can be distributed across locations that make the most sense to your customer and to the application.

Note: DCOM95 1.2 is intended for Windows 95 only.

DCOM95 1.2 provides enhanced features over version 1.1:

  • DCOM95 1.2 now checks version numbers during installation and does not permit an older version to be installed over a newer version. This change helps prevent issues with incompatible versions of DLLs.
  • Improvements to setup.
  • Provides support for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 data types.
  • The marshalling and unmarshaling of certain Visual Basic data types has been fixed. Array parameters with a size greater than 64K are now allowed. Structures defined using aliases to the type are now marshaled and unmarshaled correctly.
  • The remote procedure call (RPC) now tries multiple IP addresses.
  • The RPC window no longer makes the desktop unresponsive when new applications are launched.
  • File Monikers support additional path syntax.
  • General protection fault when Oleaut32.dll unloaded fixed.
  • Multiple modules can now be unloaded simultaneously without creating a race condition.

DCOM95 for Windows 95, version 1.3

Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of DCOM95 for Microsoft Windows 95, version 1.3.

DCOM95 1.3 extends the support for Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) for Microsoft Windows 95. The DCOM wire protocol transparently provides support for reliable, secure, and efficient communication between COM components such as ActiveX controls, scripts, and Java applets residing on different machines in a LAN, a WAN, or on the Internet. With DCOM, your application can be distributed across locations that make the most sense to you and to the application.

Note: DCOM95 1.3 is intended for Windows 95 only.

DCOM95 1.3 provides enhanced features over version 1.2:

  • Allows you to remote Microsoft Visual BasicĀ® 6.0 variants which contain user-defined data structures.
  • Applications may call OleInitialize and OleUninitialize multiple times.
  • Performance has been improved when committing a root storage with a very large compound file.
  • Multiple instances of Visual Basic 4 executables may be shut down in any order.

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