My question is very similar to the one at http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=20135365
I've read the article at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q266/7/17.ASP
which describes the procedure using Package and Deployment Wizard, I'm wanting to test the app without using P&D wizard.
1)created an activeX exe and under properties>Component I have selected 'Remote Server Files' to create the vbr and tlb files when compiled. However because at present the app has a form I have not been able to select 'Unattended execution' in the General tab (The form could be removed if this is a problem).
2)placed the active exe on a server and run <path>\<activeX exe name> to register it.
3)had a look at Dcomcnfg but left permissions set at default.
4)In the client app I've referenced the activeX exe located on the server.
5)run <Path>\CLIREG32 <path>\<activeX>.VBR and in the dialog's address box entered the full network path of the activeX exe on the server.
When I run the client app in the IDE and step through the code, the CreateObject method worked but since there is a form in the activeX exe the app shows as running on the win98 workstation and does not show in the NT task manager.
Now when run the CreateObject method creates an error which says 'The remote server machine does not exist or is unavailable'.