DCOM vs. OLE Explanation

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DCOM
Distributed Component Object Model
Object Linking and Embedding
OLE
What is DCOM? How is it different from OLE ?
ASKED: March 6, 2009  12:34 PM
UPDATED: March 9, 2009  12:35 PM

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DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is a set of Microsoft concepts and program interfaces in which client program object s can request services from server program objects on other computers in a network. DCOM is based on the Component Object Model (COM), which provides a set of interfaces allowing clients and servers to communicate within the same computer (that is running Windows 95 or a later version).

OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) is Microsoft’s framework for a compound document technology. Briefly, a compound document is something like a display desktop that can contain visual and information objects of all …

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