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06-30-2005, 07:34 AM
I have an application which consists of a client and a server part. The server part depends on COM+.

I want to add a system search for COM+ in my installation. When COM+ is not installed the user will not be able to install the server part of the application.

Can anyone tell which file or registry key to check to see if COM+ is installed.

07-06-2005, 01:56 PM
COM+ is an integral part of the OS in Windows 2000 and later, so you should be able to simply check if the OS is Win 2k or later...

07-07-2005, 06:18 AM
you could look at HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\COMSysApp to see it's configuration. Here you can check to see if it is autostart/disabled, etc.

You can also check to see if the service is running, if that is what is necessary for your installation.