I want to create a component that resides on an NT4 server and access it
from a VBA client ... meaning I don't want to specifically create and
compile a client app which uses the component. I want to instantiate this
component from a VBA script which is compiled by a proprietary VBA compiler.

Basically, is it possible for a client app to instantiate a component thru
DCOM from a VBA script (say Word VBA even) that doesn't get compiled using
the P&D wizard?

I was thinking maybe I had to create a dummy setup package for the client to
get the component registered correctly and then I could access it from VBA?

Am I making any sense? Thanks.