NT services startup order
Posted on 2003-12-03
Does anyone knows how to control the startup sequence of services in NT?
I'm using Windows Server 2003, but I beleive it's the same as in 2000, and my problem is the following, I want my Internet connection to fire first than anything else, because if it doesn't, my DNS server will fail, and then the SMTP also fails amongst many other things that depend on it. My Internet connection is not a Windows service, I have placed a shortcut in the startup folder, how can I make it a service so it loads even if I don't login?
After that, is there any way I can control not only the order in which these services kick, but also only allow other services to start if the Internet connection is active. I've seen an article some time ago ago this, but can't find it now.