Create COM+ Applications

The following procedure describes how to create a COM+ application to house a COM Classic component.

Bb687389.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   Application Center does not support the synchronization of COM Classic components. To synchronize a COM Classic component, create a COM+ application, and then install the COM Classic component into the COM+ application.

To create a new COM+ application

  1. In the Component Services snap-in, click the server on which you want to create a application.

  2. Expand the server node, right-click the COM+ Applications folder, and the pop-up menu, point to New, and then click Application.

  3. To create an empty application, in the COM+ Application Install Wizard, in the Install or Create an empty application dialog box, click Next, and then click Create.

  4. In the box, enter a name for the new application.

    In an application name, the following special characters are not allowed: \ / ~ ! @ # % ^ & * ( ) | } { ] [ ' " > < ? . : ;

  5. Under Activation type, click either Library application or Server application, and then click Next.

    Bb687389.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   A server application runs in its own process. Server applications can support all COM+ services. A library application runs in the process of the client that creates it. Library applications can use role-based security, but do not support remote access or queued components.

  6. In the Set Application Identity dialog box, under Account, click either Interactive user (the default) or This user.

    Interactive user is the user who is currently logged on to the server at any given time. To select a different user, click This user, and then enter a specific Microsoft® Windows® 2000 user account or group.

    Bb687389.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   The Interactive User setting is not recommended because it requires a user to be logged on to the server. Consider using a domain account for this setting.

  7. If you select This user, enter the user name and password, in the Confirm box, retype the password, and then click Next.

    Bb687389.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   The Set Application Identity dialog box appears for activation type and server application only. Library applications do not use this property.

  8. Click Finish.

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