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Q & A: How Can I Generate a Crash Dump Before AlwaysUp Restarts my Application?

Occasionally the application we’re running as a service stops responding, resulting in AlwaysUp restarting it. We would like to run a script prior to the restart to try to generate a crash-dump file so we can find out where the … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 10.5: Restricted Rights, Smoother Shutdowns, and more

We’re happy to announce a new version of AlwaysUp — our popular application that runs any application 24×7 as a Windows Service. It has been more than 6 months since the last public release so here is what’s new: Start … Continue reading

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Q & A: How Do I get AlwaysUp to Restart my Hung Script?

My company uses AlwaysUp CLT to run our script every 5 minutes as a windows service. The script starts running when the PC boots and repeats every 5 minutes throughout the day. It usually takes a few seconds to do … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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