We had a service set up with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\servicename\DependOnService of other services set to this one service. When I would shut down the one service, all its dependents would shut down automatically.
However, after some internal changes to these in-house services, they no longer depend on the one service. So, I removed it from their DependOnService keys using regedit. The problem is, in the Services window, it still insists that if I shut down the one service the others will be shut down, but I don't want to cause any more down time on them than I have already today. I've tried closing the Services window and launching it again, to no avail. Is there any way to get it to re-read the DependOnService data?