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AlwaysUp Version 13: Easily Install Dropbox, OneDrive, Java and more as Windows Services; Full Support for Windows 11

AlwaysUp version 13 is available for download! To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a summary of the most impactful changes in this edition of our popular software: The new Application Advisor will help you add … Continue reading

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Q&A: Where does AlwaysUp store the Password for my Windows Account?

  I was looking to use AlwaysUp to run Excel as a service, and it looks like you can specify an account. How is the password stored when specifying an account? I want to make sure it’s stored securely. — Ben … Continue reading

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How to Survive Automatic Updates when Running 24/7 with AlwaysUp

Automatic software updates: An overview For Windows users, software updates are a regular part of life. Vendors like Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle are constantly tweaking their software, which then inundate us with “helpful” nudges. This prompt from printer manufacturer Brother … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Restart my Application?

  My company uses AlwaysUp to run 4 applications on our lab server. Every few weeks, one of the applications stops running and I have to log in and restart it. Why doesn’t AlwaysUp automatically restart it? Here is what I … Continue reading

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Q&A: Does AlwaysUp work in High Availability Failover Clusters?

My team inherited a cluster of 4 Windows Server 2012 R2 machines running a legacy finance application. At a time only one instance of the application should be up and running as the active/primary instance. The application is cluster-unaware so … Continue reading

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