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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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AlwaysUp 12.5: Dropbox fixes, Email improvements, AutoStartDelay and More

We’re closing out the tumultuous 2020 with version 12.5 of AlwaysUp — our “run anything as a Windows Service” utility used by tens of thousands of savvy computer administrators across the globe. This release delivers a few major enhancements: File … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why does AlwaysUp Restart my Application During Windows Shutdown?

This seems like strange behavior, but when you are using autologon to launch an application in session 1 and reboot the server, during the reboot AlwaysUp briefly relaunches the application in session 0. Here’s an example from the activity log: … Continue reading

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