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General Information

PC-DCE for Windows NT/2000/XP
Version 5.0

See the Installation and Release Notes for complete details about this release. 

New Features in This Release

Support for Windows XP
PC-DCE 5.0 is supported on Windows XP as well as on previously supported Windows 98/NT/2000.

Loopback IP Address
Defining the environment variable RPC_ENABLE_LOCAL_HOST enables the use of the loopback IP address ( This is particularly useful for demonstrations where one might want to configure a cell on a host that is not connected to a network.

RPC-Only Version
You can now buy and install an RPC-only version of PC-DCE. This version will install no DCE services. It provides only RPCs to applications.

Documentation Installation
During installation, you can choose to install the documentation locally.

Easy Upgrade from Evaluation Version
To upgrade from an evaluation to a full license, you need to install only the new license. You do not need to re-install the DCE software.

Obtaining PC-DCE 5.0

PC-DCE 5.0.x is no longer available. You must upgrade to at least 5.1.x. If you have not purchased version 5.1, contact the Double R Solutions DCE/DFS Sales Team.

Other Documentation

Be sure to also view the Release Notes included in the documentation download and posted on the online Documentation Library.

Applying PC-DCE 5.0

To upgrade to PC-DCE 5.0:

  1. See "Obtaining PC-DCE 5.0" above for download links.