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Running a Service with Priority

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I have a tray manager that runs as a service of windows 2000. I would like that tray manager to run first, or close to first, so that it can accept all the tray icons that usually go all the way across my task bar. If the tray manager doesnt load before the other programs, their icons get left behind and litter my task bar.

So I want the tray manager to run first, save anything that HAS to run before it. The tray manager must be run as a service, and I have tried programs like delayer that delay the launching of the other programs instead.

Any ideas?

I will not accept vague answers, or those that only answer part of the question.
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Top Expert 2004
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ijf

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Yep, that helps, but it seems awful tedious to add a ServiceDependsOn line to every other service. Don't you think?

There must be an easier way?!?
Joel MillerDevOps Engineer

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Are you abandoning this question? Stevenlewis did point out the only way you can accomplish this and I think he did a very good job of it. Can you please award him points or close this question. I think he definitely deserves it. This question was answered with the only answer avaialable and very well I would say.
Top Expert 2004

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Thanks jmiller47 !
Steve

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