Definition of DCOM The Microsoft Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) protocol is used to expose application objects via remote procedure calls (RPCs). DCOM has extensions layered on top of the Remote Procedure Call extensions. Refer to the following Microsoft article for more details on DCOM: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/openspecs/windows_protocols/ms-dcom/4a893f3d-bd29-48cd-9f43-d9777a4415b0.

Operating system

Operating system An operating system (OS) is system software which manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The four layers which comprise human interaction with any computing system are user, application, operating system and hardware. Windows and Linux are the most prominent general-purpose operating systems. There are other specific-purpose ... Read more


Microsoft Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is a protocol defined by Microsoft to allow for distributed communication processes running between clients and servers in a network. RPC offloads the networking-related process management and allows developers to focus on application logic development.