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Q & A: What is the Status of my Backup and Sync Windows Service?

  I’m trialing your product for running Google Backup and Sync as a service. Is there any way to see what is the update status? All I see is the option to click the info and see how long the service … Continue reading

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Why Should I Buy AlwaysUp Instead of Writing My Own Windows Service?

AlwaysUp was created to solve a simple problem. How do you make an existing executable run all the time, despite reboots, crashes and other annoying interruptions? To solve the problem, AlwaysUp leverages Microsoft’s technology of choice for 24/7 operation — … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Prevent Multiple Alpha Application Servers from Running?

  I am using AlwaysUp to control my Alpha Anywhere Application Server. I have noticed that if I go to Task Manager that I would sometimes have more than one instance of AlphaFive running under processes. Would you perhaps have any … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Make AlwaysUp Babysit my “Leaky” VB6 Program?

  Our old VB6 program leaks memory on every request and it can fail or crash multiple times a day. We need to re-write it but we don’t have budget right now so I’m looking at AlwaysUp to run it all … Continue reading

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Q & A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Send Email When My Server Boots?

  I’m using AlwaysUp to run Google Backup and Sync. I only receive emails when I manually stop and start the service — NOT WHEN my server restarts. I’m positive that all the settings are correct after double checking with one … Continue reading

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How to Make AlwaysUp Restart your Program Multiple Times per Day (without using the Task Scheduler)

Earlier this month, we presented a couple of options for periodically restarting a temperamental legacy application with AlwaysUp. You can either restart once per day (via a setting on the AlwaysUp Monitor tab) or multiple times per day (using the … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Restart my Application/Service Regularly from AlwaysUp?

  We are currently using AlwaysUp with several executable instances. We need to have these restarted daily due to memory leaks from the application. I don’t see a scheduling restart option in AlwaysUp. I think this could be done through a … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can my CAE/Visio Application Run Properly as a Windows Service?

  I must run a Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) application as a service but it doesn’t work with AlwaysUp. I guess that Visio is the problem because the startup phase of the tool runs up to the Visio initialization (via COM) … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 11.5: Improvements for Session 0 Isolation, Server 2019, and more

AlwaysUp version 11.5 is now available for download! This release delivers a handful of important changes, along with the usual under-the-hood refinements. “Switch to Session 0″ removed when it’s not supported As you may have noticed, Microsoft has crippled access … Continue reading

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Why should I Pay for AlwaysUp when Free Alternatives are Available?

Every now and then, someone reviewing our AlwaysUp software declares it “too expensive”. They ask: “Since I can find free tools (like Microsoft’s Srvany) to run my application as a Windows Service, why in the world would I spend $50 … Continue reading

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