Windows NT drivers are not just for devices; they're a means of doing things previously considered impossible. Understanding them not only provides valuable insight into Windows NT, it teaches you APIs you can use without writing any driver code.
DCOM is simply a high-level network protocol that enables COM-based components to interoperate across a network. You'll explore DCOM by analyzing the data packets transmitted across a network during the execution of COM-enabled apps.
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Some Win32 technologies such as MFC, ODBC, and MAPI behave differently in services than they do in interactive user apps. There are three major areas of concern for a service developer: security, window stations and desktops, and registry hives.
existing WinHelp projects or build new HTML-based help systems.