Service Dependencies on Windows 8 Service Console

Q

What are dependencies of a service on the Windows 8 Services console?

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A

Dependencies of a service include two groups of services, system drivers and components that are related to this service:

  • Components this service depends on: If any of these components is not working, this service will not work.
  • Components depend on this service: If this service is not working, these components will not work.

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:
Windows 8 Services Console - Service Dependencies

 

Services Console on Windows 8

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