The Core Technologies Blog

Our Software // Windows Services // 24×7 Operation


How do I Prevent the Interactive Services Detection Window from Constantly Coming Up?

Why do I see the “Interactive Services Detection” window? The Interactive Services Detection (ISD) window appears whenever a Windows Service running on your computer is showing a window or prompt in Session 0 — a “background desktop” created when your … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q & A: How do I Update my Dropbox Preferences?

I have a 10 installations of AlwaysUp in my company that are running Dropbox as a service. Is there a way I can surface the Dropbox icon in the taskbar whilst it is running underneath AlwaysUp? I need to make … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to Verify that Dropbox is Synchronizing your Files and Folders

AlwaysUp is designed to run Dropbox 24/7 — starting it when your PC boots and keeping your files up to date all the time despite failures or other unexpected interruptions. You don’t even need to log on! But to gain … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

OneDrive Can’t Be Run Using Full Administrator Rights

OneDrive hates admin rights A customer looking to run OneDrive as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp recently contacted our support team for help. Even though he had diligently followed our step-by-step tutorial, his files were not being synchronized as intended. … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Confirm that OneDrive is Synchronizing your Files

AlwaysUp is designed to run OneDrive all the time — starting it when your PC boots and keeping synchronization going 24×7 despite failures or other unexpected interruptions. You don’t even need to log on! But to gain those benefits, AlwaysUp … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

AlwaysUp Version 10 Released: Keep Your Windows App Running 24/7/365

Version 10 of AlwaysUp, which runs any application as a Windows Service, was released last month. The major changes include: Improved compatibility with Microsoft’s latest OS, Windows Server 2016. Several annoying Data Execution Prevention (DEP) issues on Windows 8 & … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How do I Find my AlwaysUp Application in Task Manager?

When you use AlwaysUp to launch your mission-critical application as a Windows Service, your program will likely run invisibly in the background (on the isolated Session 0). No windows or familiar tray icon will appear on your desktop — which … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to Disable Automatic Updates when Running MT4 as a Windows Service

MetaTrader 4 (affectionately called MT4) is a very popular Forex trading platform. Several of our customers run the MT4 client as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp, ensuring that their trading platform operates continuously during trading hours. Automatic Updates can cause … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My OneDrive Windows Service Doesn’t Work – Help!

Starting Microsoft OneDrive as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp is a great way to ensure that your important files are always up to date! The combination works well, but if you run into trouble, here are a few troubleshooting tips … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Turbocharge your Applications Running as Windows Services with AlwaysUp

Right now your computer is probably running over a hundred programs! And with just a handful of CPUs available — certainly not enough to dedicate a whole CPU to each process — Windows has to perform some wizardry to give … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment