Run DLL on networked machine

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    Question Run DLL on networked machine

    Hi guys,
    I have a difficult problem here that I can't solve.

    I have written a dll in C++ that is called from a java program.
    The java program runs on Computer A,
    The DLL is stored on Computer B.

    The dll provides access to a USB device plugged into Computer B.

    What I would like to happen is that when I call the DLL from Computer A, the DLL checks computer B for the USB device.

    What IS happening is that when Computer A calls the DLL it checks Computer A for the USB device, and so never finds it.

    Does anyone know if there is a solution to this problem?

    Many thanks
    DRB2k2

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    You need to create, run and access a program running on computer B. You can't use a DLL to do that, DLLs always reside in the same memory space (hence machine) as the program that is linked to it.

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    Yes it looks like i'll have to use remoting to achieve the goal.
    Thanks though

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