Service Dependencies on Windows 8 Service Console
What are dependencies of a service on the Windows 8 Services console?
Dependencies of a service include two groups of services, system drivers and components that are related to this service:
You can review dependencies of a service with the Services console on Windows 8.
1. Login as an administrator and start the Services console as described in the previous tutorial.
2. Scroll service list up and down to locate the service that you are interested in, for example "Print Spooler".
3. Double-click on "Print Spooler". You will see the "Print Spooler Properties" screen showing up with the "General" tab.
4. Click the "Dependencies" tab. You will see two dependency lists. For example:
Some services depend on other services, system drivers, or load order groups, If a system component stopped, or is not running properly, dependent services can be affected. Print Spooler This service depends on the following system components: HTTP Remote Procedure Call (RPC) DCOM Server Process Launcher RPC Endpoint Mapper The following system components depend on this service: Fax
Picture below shows you examples of two dependencies lists of a service:
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