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View service dependencies

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view service dependencies

  1. Open Services.

  2. In the details pane, right-click the service that you want to view dependencies for, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Dependencies tab.

  4. To view services that are associated dependencies of the selected service, in the list on the Dependencies tab, click the plus sign next to the service.


  • To improve performance and security in the Windows Server 2003 family, several services have been disabled by default that were previously enabled on Windows 2000. For a table that lists the default settings and provides information about how to enable these services, see Default settings for services. Note that these settings apply only to new installations, not upgrades; all previous service configurations are preserved during upgrades to the Windows Server 2003 family.


  • To open Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services.

  • The top list on the Dependencies tab identifies the other services that must be running for the selected service to function. The bottom list on the Dependencies tab identifies the services that require the selected service to be running so that the dependent services can function properly.

  • For more information about service dependencies, see "Managing System Services" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Start, stop, pause, resume, or restart a service