in reply to Re: Win32 - Dependant services
in thread Win32 - Dependant services

Thanks for your suggestion. However as I said earlier, this service has dependants. If you do as you have suggested above, (but add the /Y switch to answer yes to stopping dependant services) it will stop, but then how would you know what to start again?
Thanks very much to everybody though for your help. We've decided to use the code I posted earlier, and look into using the API as suggested.

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Re^3: Win32 - Dependant services
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Oct 22, 2004 at 07:05 UTC

    At least in theory, net start mysql /Y should be able to use the same dependancy logic to re-start those dependant services.

    It certainly used to be able to so under OS/2 when I was developing device drivers. Setting up the dependancy chain for complex drivers, like high level multi-media drivers was a pain, but once set it worked very well.

    I have had little or nothing to do with this under Win32, and don't have any such set of dependant services on this machine to experiment with, so I apologise if the idea was a bum steer.

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