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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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Q&A: Can I Activate/Register AlwaysUp Without an Internet Connection?

  My company is interested in your AlwaysUp software. We would like to implement it in computers which are not connected to the Internet. These computers can’t be connected to the Internet, not even for a few minutes. Is it possible … Continue reading

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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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