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How can I make sure the service would not start unless a certain program is running?

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by:jcimarron
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exhuser--
I think that would depend on the service.  
Is the Service normally in the Stopped status just after boot?
What problem is caused when the service starts without the certain program?
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by:exhuser
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No the service starts regardless and I need to make a dependency. The problem is the dependent program is not running as a service...
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You could run the dependent executable as a service.

sc create newservice binpath= "<path_to_the_executable>"

From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251192
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by:jcimarron
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exhuser--
The reference from serialband may not be applicable to Win 7, although I have not tried it.
This reference from Oracle seems applicable to apps other than Oracle's.
http://blogs.adobe.com/acdc/2010/07/setting_windows_service_depend.html
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by:McKnife
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It's applicable.
And with
sc config newservice depend
you could afterwards define dependencies and that's all.
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Yes, Windows 7 and even Windows 8 uses sc.  It's not exclusive to the servers.
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