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Dropbox Version 81.4.195 (September 18, 2019) Not Working With AlwaysUp For Some Customers

The most recent release of Dropbox — Stable Build 81.4.195, posted the morning of September 18 — may not work properly as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp. We are actively investigating. So far, the problem appears to be related to … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Fix “The service did not start due to a logon failure”?

  I setup AlwaysUp to run JRiver Media Center as a Windows Service but it’s simply not working. I reboot the server every week and every time AlwaysUp says it can’t log on. These errors come up, over and over: Help! … Continue reading

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How to Run a Python Script Every Hour, On the Hour

Python is fast becoming the world’s most popular coding language. It’s no surprise that more and more administrators are turning to the simple, efficient, and ubiquitous platform for a variety of day-to-day tasks. One question that frequently comes up on … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I See the Output/Traceback From my Python Windows Service?

  We’re using AlwaysUp to run a Python program as a service. Do you have any recommendations about logging? Ideally I would see the output of the python program as if it were run in command line, to see the traceback … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Rename my Application/Service in AlwaysUp?

  I’m a long-time user of AlwaysUp. Can I rename a service? — Bonnie Hi Bonnie. Unfortunately you can’t rename an application in AlwaysUp. This is because the underlying Windows Services API (which AlwaysUp employs to work its magic) simply does … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Catch my Endless Loop?

  Following your AlwaysUp documentation, I am using the “Monitor the application and stop it whenever it hangs” option. When I set its value to 1 minute, this feature does not work as I expect. I wrote a simple application that … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I allow Non-Admins to Start/Stop/Restart my AlwaysUp Windows Services?

  I’m wanting to know what permissions a user is required to have in order to stop and start AlwaysUp services. Is there a way to grant access to specific users as I don’t want to have to give them full … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Avoid Errors when Stopping my Plex Windows Service?

  I’ve download the trial version of AlwaysUp and installed it on a Server 2016 standard machine. I’ve created a Windows service for Plex Media Server and all is working well except for shutting the service down (or restarting). Every time … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 11.8: Hourly Restarts, Helpful Application Info, Improved Email Alerts + More

AlwaysUp version 11.8 is out! Here are some highlights of this new release: Automatically restart your application every 2, 4, 6, 8 or 12 hours Are you running a legacy application that leaks memory or other resources? Does restarting it … Continue reading

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Q&A: Can my Legacy Application Read Network Drives when Run as a Service?

  I am evaluating AlwaysUp. I have a legacy application which must run as a local user. I can get it to run as a service using AlwaysUp. The application works with parameters. These point to a domain folder (eg. \\MyServer\Data1\). … Continue reading

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