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Q & A: What Setting will Help AlwaysUp Start my App at Boot?

I’m running on Windows Server 2016. I have noticed on my most recent install that AlwaysUp doesn’t start at boot, I have to do an interactive/RDP login and then open the AlwaysUp GUI to have the services started. Is there … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can I Run Multiple Instances of OneDrive?

I have tried AlwaysUp to let OneDrive run as a service. Everything works perfectly, but is it possible to create multiple OneDrive services? I have tried it and when I start the second service event logs suggest that the application … Continue reading

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Q & A: Why does Dropbox Stop Syncing my Files?

We are currently using AlwaysUp for one of our customers to run Dropbox (inside a terminal server). Lately we have been having an issue where items stop syncing to Dropbox however AlwaysUp says the state is running. In order to … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can AlwaysUp Kill & Restart my Idle Application?

I’m using ncrack to monitor our network. I recently started running it as a windows service under AlwaysUp. Everything is working perfectly except that sometimes ncrack stops capturing traffic. The CPU goes to zero and nothing else is written to … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I force my .NET console application to run 64-bit?

We have installed AlwaysUp version 9.7.2.88 (Sep. 2 2016) on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. We have multiple jobs that run a 64-bit .NET Console Application as a windows service, but we keep getting a SystemOutMemoryException error. What we found … Continue reading

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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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