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Turbocharge your Applications Running as Windows Services with AlwaysUp

Right now your computer is probably running over a hundred programs! And with just a handful of CPUs available — certainly not enough to dedicate a whole CPU to each process — Windows has to perform some wizardry to give … Continue reading

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How do I Move my AlwaysUp/Windows Services to a New Server?

To transfer your AlwaysUp Windows Services to a new computer, please follow this 4-step process: 1. Export your AlwaysUp Application(s) from your Existing Server If you don’t want to move any applications/services from your old server, go straight to step … Continue reading

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Why does my Application have Trouble Reading the Registry?

The Problem Tod Daniels of d’innovative reported a strange problem. His JScript file (run with Microsoft’s CSCRIPT.EXE) started fine from his desktop but failed when run as a windows service with AlwaysUp. By troubleshooting the situation from the command line, … Continue reading

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Why does my VirtualBox VM say “Powered Off” when it’s running as a Service with AlwaysUp?

We’re big fans of Oracle’s VirtualBox software. It’s powerful and free, and it enables our small company to efficiently test and validate our software on various versions of Windows without having to invest in costly, dedicated hardware. However, we noticed … Continue reading

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Dropbox Windows Service spiking your CPU? Check your Antivirus Settings!

Customer Theodore Bogucki recently reported strange behavior when running Dropbox as a windows service with AlwaysUp: If I run Dropbox as a normal application, the CPU will run at about 10%. Following the directions to set up Dropbox in AlwaysUp … Continue reading

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“AlwaysUp Helps Manage Asbestos Samples Worldwide”

      Start Software is an award-winning software development and consulting business with offices in the UK and Australia. They create easy-to-use software systems that their clients enjoy using and which deliver real benefits. The Start Software team are specialists in … Continue reading

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How to Run your Application Every Minute with AlwaysUp

Do you want to run a script or application every minute? And have you decided that creating an AlwaysUp Windows Service will be better than using the built-in Windows Task Scheduler? If yes, here are the key settings to specify … Continue reading

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My Dropbox Windows Service no longer works after Updating Dropbox – Help!

Recently, a few of our customers running Dropbox as a windows service with AlwaysUp have reported failures after manually updating to the latest version of Dropbox. These are happening because Dropbox changes the location of its executable file during the … Continue reading

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“AlwaysUp Powers our Mission Critical Application in Hospital Emergency Departments”

      Wellsoft Corporation, developer and provider of the industry-leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) since 1990, is consistently ranked #1 in KLAS user surveys of EDIS time and again. Recognized for providing the most complete functionality and most configurable product … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp Works Well on Windows 10 (but no keyboard or mouse in Session 0)

Our month-long evaluation of AlwaysUp 9.1 running windows services on Windows 10 started soon after the new operating system was released on July 29th. Testing was comprehensive, targeting all major features including: Installation & setup Sending emails in response to … Continue reading

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