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Working with COM

The Component Object Model (COM) is a Microsoft-sponsored specification for creating distributed software components.[1] There are a large number of third-party COM objects, most of which can be used by ColdFusion. COM is supported only in the Windows version of ColdFusion.[2]

The cfobject tag can call COM objects located on the same machine as the ColdFusion server or on other machines connected to the network. cfobject can also communicate with objects residing anywhere on the network using Distributed COM (or DCOM). In order to connect to a COM object using ColdFusion, the object must first be registered. You register a COM object using the regsvr32 command from the Windows command line, as in:


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