This TechNote provides information on how to remove dependencies between two or more Windows services, if such dependencies were created during installation or at any other time. One of the most frequently seen examples is the dependency between the ColdFusion MX Application Service and the IIS Admin Service.
Dependency between two or more services means that the dependent service will be stopped and started at the same time the main service is stopped and started. This can be inconvenient and can also cause problems at times. For example, if ColdFusion is dependent on another service, it prevents starting ColdFusion from the command line, which is required in order to troubleshoot some types of problems.