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I know there is this sc.exe where you can add and set Windows service dependencies, but I was wondering if the same thing can be done using Powershell.

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From the documentation: not through the Set-Service cmdlet.

However the Change method of Win32_Service allows dependencies to be specified: so WMI can do it.

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Ok. I've never scripted through WMI before. But if powershell can't do it, then I guess I'm left with either sc.exe or WMI. – Skaue Jun 22 '11 at 8:30

No it is definitely possible, see DependsOn parameter on New-Service

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Why the down vote on this? It is correct. – jscott Feb 27 '14 at 13:16
It's correct for new services created by New-Service, but not for changing existing services with Set-Service. – Jonathan Feb 28 at 14:26

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