Allow Web Proxy Service to Wait for SQL Service Before Logging

ID: Q174787

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If you select (enable) logging and set up to go to a SQL Server database for the Web Proxy Service, sometimes upon rebooting, the service set up to use the SQL Server database will fail to log anymore.


This happens because the Web Proxy service relies on the SQL Server service to be started before that service can begin logging. If the Proxy service starts before the SQL Server service, it will not be able to log and the service will turn logging off.

NOTE: This is also true of the WWW service.


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For these services to use SQL Server as a logging source, you will need to follow the steps below to make the Web proxy service or WWW service to wait for the SQL service to start:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe), and locate the following Registry

   subkey in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree:


2. Double-click the DependOnService.

3. Add MSSQLSVR (all caps) to the list of services.

4. Click OK and quit the Registry Editor.

5. Shut down and restart Windows NT.

Version           : WINNT:1.0,2.0
Platform          : winnt
Hardware          : ALPHA x86
Issue type        : kbprb
Solution Type     : kbworkaround

Last Reviewed: December 30, 1997