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I have a program that works as a service and works with the network on a low level. It appears that a service it starts too early, so I want to configure it so that it starts after Windows starts, ie after all the stuff in the Registry etc are started.

I am thinking along the lines of the Windows equivalent of /etc/rc.local in Linux, or even after /etc/rc.local has run.

Any ideas


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For services and drives on Windows you can specify dependencies to other services which will delay the startup of your service.

How to delay loading of specific services

Additionally since Vista there is the new startup type "Automatic (delayed)" which delays the service startup until most of the other services has been started.

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