CIM_ServiceServiceDependency class

The CIM_ServiceServiceDependency class represents an association between two services. The associated service must be present, must have completed, or must be absent for the other service to function. For example, boot services can be dependent on underlying BIOS, disk, and initialization services. For initialization services, the boot service is dependent on the initialization services completing. For disk services, boot services can actually use the SAPs of this service. This usage dependency is modeled on the CIM_ServiceSAPDependency association.

Important  The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.


[Abstract, UUID("{8502C53B-5FBB-11D2-AAC1-006008C78BC7}"), AMENDMENT]
class CIM_ServiceServiceDependency : CIM_Dependency
  CIM_Service REF Dependent;
  CIM_Service REF Antecedent;
  uint16          TypeOfDependency;


The CIM_ServiceServiceDependency class has these types of members:


The CIM_ServiceServiceDependency class has these properties.

Data type: CIM_Service
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Antecedent")

A CIM_Service that describes the required service.

Data type: CIM_Service
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: Override ("Dependent")

A CIM_Service that describes the service that is dependent on an underlying service.

Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Nature of the service-to-service dependency. This property indicates that the associated service must have completed, must be started, or must not be started for the service to function.

Unknown (0)

Other (1)

Service Must Have Completed (2)

Service must have completed.

Service Must Be Started (3)

Service must be started.

Service Must Not Be Started (4)

Service must not be started.


WMI does not implement this class. For WMI classes derived from CIM_ServiceServiceDependency, see Win32 Classes.

The CIM_ServiceServiceDependency class is derived from CIM_Dependency.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.


Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008







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