How to delay nt autologin or delay service
Posted on 2004-04-20
The problem I have is I have an nt server 4.0 machine set to login automatically. The problem is one of my 3rd party applications service fails at startup right after login. The reason for this is the nt services have not fully started up and this application depends on the nt services to start before it can start. IF I disable auto login the application service starts fine, this is because you get the login prompt now and it gives you an extra few secondsfor the nt services to start before my application services start. I need to have autologin enabled though, this is just how they want it. I tried the article "how to delay loading of specific services" Article - 193888 from microsoft, but the instructions to edit and add a value, etc are not an option when I go to services in the registry. It says to add a new value name Depenonservice with data type of reg_multisz, but there is no option to pick a data type of that type. I am using regedit, am I using the right registry editor? Is there any way to delay this service at startup or to delay the autologin by a few seconds so it give the nt services time to start before my applications services start?