Last service to start in Windows 2003 Standard

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Does anyone know whatr the last service that starts up on a windows 2003 Member server running SQL 2000?  I have a Application that needs everything else running before it starts itself up.  I want to put in a depends on statement to make it wait until last.  It is not a domain controller
Question by:charles18602
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    what about a script..triggered from autorun..which enables and starts the service?
    So u have to disable the  service...and the script triggers it to enable.
    When shuting down, or restarting the server the service is disabled from another script
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    I would rather just modify depends on otherwise don't i have to login for the change to go.
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    Services don't start in any particular order.
    You can only make one service dependent on another, by defining the service(s) that should be started before your service in the REG_MULTI_SZ value "DependOnService" in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\<ServiceName>
    If you do so, be *really* sure you don't create a circular dependency this way (ServiceA depends on ServiceB, ServiceB depends on ServiceA, or over more steps)!

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