This manual explains how to install, configure, use, and administer Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server that apply to operating systems. It covers the features of Oracle Database software that apply to the Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

This preface contains these topics:


This guide is intended for anyone who performs the following tasks:

  • Uses component object model (COM) components with Microsoft Transaction Server

  • Registers COM components as transactional and has Microsoft Transaction Server control the transaction

  • Uses client-side connection pooling in Microsoft Transaction Server

  • Uses .NET applications with Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server to access Oracle Database instances.

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