Have configured the Windows CSE to use a remote Oracle database (resides on another server).
This all works fine when starting the message dispatcher from the command line.
However when starting the message dispatcher service CSESvcMD it fails to start with the error: "Error 1075: the dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion"
The cse_config utility when run to install the message dispatcher service will assume that the database information entered relates to a local Oracle instance or service because remote databases are not a currently supported option. It will therefore create the registry entries for the service marking the Oracle Database service as a dependent one. However CSESvcMD service properties will not show this dependency because if a dependent service is not valid/does not exist then it is not shown i.e. only the RPC service dependency will be shown:
However, an inspection of the registry using the editor regedit.exe will show that there is a dependent Oracle service defined after the RPCSS.
Component: CA Gen Client Server Encyclopedia
To correct this situation use the registry editor regedit.exe to modify the key value for HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CSESvcMD\DependOnService to remove the database service (in this example OracleServiceDBCSE) and just leave the RPCSS value:
NOTE: The system will need to be restarted for the registry change to take effect on the Services panel.
The CSE service will then start successfully: