First, a big THANKS. Both programs are now running without any switches being set. I'm running the Ultimate version of 7.
As you will observe in the attached image I don't have the option "Desktop Windows Manager" but instead a "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager" which WAS disabled; I switched that to Automatic.
I did this immediately after changing the "Manager" option above. LOVE that command line!!!
I don't have the "DependOnService" option available.
That said, everything now appears to be operating according to Hoyle.
Again, my sincere thanks for all your help!