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DCOM : Connecting to a remote server

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The client program I am working on contains the function CoCreateInstanceEx to connect to the server.  This works great as long as the server machine is running.

However, if the system is down, the function never returns and a message box pops up saying the server is busy.  

Is there some way to assign a timeout when calling this function?  Or is there another function you usually call
before this one to ensure the server system is up?  Thanks for your help.
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I use 'NetServerGetInfo()' to check whether the server is accessible. There's also a timeout, but it's not very long. The problem with this function is just that NT and Win95 use different headers, DLLs and import libs, hence. So the best way is to call it dynamically after retrieveing a function pointer through 'GetProcAddress()'
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