Creating the Metadata for a COM/DCOM Server
If your applications need to access metadata from the LDAP server or from a configuration file, you must create the metadata that
describes your COM/DCOM server configuration. If you require metadata, use the appropriate method depending on whether
you use an LDAP server or a configuration file to store your metadata:
If you are using an LDAP server:
If you are not using an LDAP server, you can create and install configuration files that contain the object definitions. For instructions, see Using a Configuration File to Define the Metadata.
Note: If your configuration requires more than one or two servers, or if multiple clients will be using the servers, we strongly recommend the use of LDAP as a central metadata repository. The use of LDAP also gives you the ability to use access control lists to control access to the servers in your enterprise.