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• Introduction
• Getting started
• Dynamic-CD wizard
Passwords & Encryption
• Overview
• Example 1
• Example 2
• The script language
• Script examples
• Database scripts
Technical details
• Applications
• Built-in objects
• Character Encoding
• Cookies
• Database CDs
• Development tips
• FAQs
• Future developments
• Global.asa
• Network support
• Object registration
• Resources
• ScriptingContext
• Server-side includes
• Sessions
• Technical limits

Developing scripts
Dynamic-CD's ASP script language is based on Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) which uses the VBScript scripting engine. Database support is provided via Microsoft's ActiveX Data Objects (ADO).

The following sites are resources for these technologies :

For information about CDs and DVDs :

Platform upgrades
Dynamic-CD runs straight "out of the box" on Windows 98 SE (second edition), Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Earlier versions of Windows may require upgrades, which are available (free) from Microsoft®. Our testing indicates that any version of Windows later than Windows 3.1 that has installed version 4.0 (or later) of Internet Explorer will run ASP scripts which do not use database support.

For scripts that need database support, the minimum requirement is an installation of Microsoft® Data Access Components (MDAC) ADODB Version 2.1. This is normally installed with Windows 98 SE (and later). Dynamic-CD looks for the required support and warns the user if it is not available.

ADODB support files can be downloaded from the Microsoft® Data Access Components site.

DCOM for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0
The following information has been copied from the Microsoft web site and is copyright © Microsoft.

To install correctly on a Windows 95 computer, MDAC requires that DCOM95 be installed. MDAC installs components that rely on DLLs installed by DCOM95 in order to register correctly.

DCOM95 is not required on Windows NT 4.0.

In some cases, DCOM may not be installed on a Windows 98 computer. If it has not been installed, then DCOM98 should be installed prior to the installation of MDAC.

Installing DCOM
Download and install DCOM95 prior to installing MDAC. You can obtain DCOM95 for Windows 95, version 1.3 from the following Microsoft web location: http://www.microsoft.com/com/resources/downloads.asp

After downloading and saving DCOM95.exe, double-click DCOM95.exe and proceed through the installation of DCOM95. This process requires you to restart your system upon completion.

If DCOM is not installed on a Windows 98, DCOM98 will need to be installed prior to the installation of MDAC. DCOM98 can be found at the above Web site.

Note : As far as we are able to determine, the installation of Internet Explorer 4.0 obviates the need to install DCOM, so any machine running a recent version of Internet Explorer should not require a DCOM download.

Microsoft® Data Access Components (MDAC)
The following information has been copied from the Microsoft web site and is copyright © Microsoft.

The Microsoft® Data Access Components (MDAC) SDK documents the key technologies that enable Universal Data Access, Microsoft's strategy for providing access to information across the enterprise.

Microsoft Data Access Components include ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO), OLE DB, and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). Data-driven client/server applications deployed over the Web or a LAN can use these components to easily integrate information from a variety of sources, both relational (SQL) and nonrelational.

The MDAC SDK is the primary source of information and instruction for using data access technologies. Its tools, samples, and documentation are designed to help developers create solutions for their data access needs.

For the latest news about MDAC technologies and detailed information about properly redistributing MDAC, see the Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site.

Note that if you have a multi-boot machine, loading different versions of the ADODB support files (MDAC) onto different boots can cause problems.

ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) provides consistent, high-performance access to data and supports a variety of development needs, including the creation of front-end database clients and middle-tier business objects that use applications, tools, languages, or Internet browsers. The primary benefits of ADO are ease of use, high speed, low memory overhead, and a small disk footprint.

ADO provides an easy-to-use interface to OLE DB, which provides the underlying access to data. It uses a familiar metaphor the COM automation interface available from all leading Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools, database tools, and languages.

Redistributing Microsoft® software

Redistributing Internet Explorer
Check the following sites :

The following information has been copied from the Microsoft web site and is copyright © Microsoft. Please check the Microsoft site for the latest information.

MDAC software
You will (a) redistribute, or have third parties redistribute, the Product in its entirety, in object code only, in a single executable file as provided by Microsoft (MDAC_typ.exe), and only in conjunction with and as a part of an Application; (b) not use Microsoft's name, logo, or trademarks to market your Application without the prior written consent of Microsoft; (c) include a valid copyright notice with your Application; (d) include all copyright and trademark notices contained in the Product; (e) include a copy of this EULA with any Product you distribute; (f) indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Microsoft from and against any claims or lawsuits, including attorneys' fees, that arise or result from the use or distribution of your Application, and (g) not permit further distribution of the Product by end users of your Application. You may direct your Application end users who desire to obtain Product redistribution rights to: http://www.microsoft.com/data/download.htm. Microsoft reserves the right to delete the Product download and to change, move, or remove this web page at any time, at its sole option.

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