Using Python to call a DCOM server - "'Class not registered"
spam at ob_scure.dk
Sat Sep 7 16:55:21 CEST 2002
Mark Hammond wrote:
> Thomas Jensen wrote:
[snip - example of not working DCOM]
> Are you sure that the COM object you are using is correctly registered
> for use as a DCOM server. The code above insists that the COM object be
> registered as LocalServer - ie, other than just InprocServer32.
I fought with this 'till 5 AM this morning (0300 CET) and finally got it
You are absolutely right! The components are made in VB6 (NOT my
prefered language, but hey - I gotta make a living :-). I don't really
know very much about the technicalities of COM (or DCOM for that
matter), but when I saw how simple the testDCOM.py script was, I thought
I'd give it a try :-)
I don't really know what the relation between an InprocServer32 and a
LocalServer is, but I somehow figured out, that by changing the project
type from "ActiveX DLL" to "ActiveX EXE", the component showed up in
dcomcnfg.exe allowing me to finally get it working!
Now I just need to figure out how to unregister this new .EXE beast
("regsvr32 /u" doesn't seem to work).
Is it safe to say that "ActiveX DLL" = InprocServer32 and "ActiveX EXE"
= LocalServer and that I need the later to use DCOM? (I have some
existing components that I'd rather keep as DLL - don't know why really? :-)
Anyhow, thanks alot for the reply and not least for the great win32 package!
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