A Quick Tip To Create a Dependable Service

by [Published on 2 Dec. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

This article explains how you can create a service dependable on another service.

Let's say you have a third party service which depends on the service "Alerter". This dependency is required for your application to work correctly. You can use the steps outlined below to do so:


  • Go to Registry Editor and then navigate to the following location:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter
  • In Right Pane, create a Multi_SZ entry. Right Click > Select "New" > then select "Multi-String Value".
  • Entry name must be "DependOnService". Edit the "DependOnService" and put the short name of the Third Party Service. Click Ok.
  • Exit the Registry Editor and then restart the Alerter Service.



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