The Core Technologies Blog

Our Software // Windows Services // 24×7 Operation


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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AlwaysUp not Working? Please Send us these Details so we can Help!

Sorry to hear that you are having a problem running your application with AlwaysUp! Windows services can be tricky beasts but our team of experts has spent many years wrestling them into submission. Rest assured that we will do our … Continue reading

Posted in Support | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to Use VNC to Remotely Access Session 0 (with Keyboard and Mouse!)

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 contain a curious problem affecting interactive windows services. When you switch to Session 0, you cannot use the keyboard and mouse. This frustrating flaw makes it impossible to interact with any window displayed in … Continue reading

Posted in Windows Services | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Goodbye Google Drive, Hello Backup and Sync!

If you are running Google Drive as a windows service with AlwaysUp, beware: Google Drive is going away. The folks in Mountain View broke the news in a recent G Suite update, stating: Google Drive will no longer be supported … Continue reading

Posted in Software | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

How to Verify that Dropbox is Synchronizing your Files and Folders

AlwaysUp is designed to run Dropbox 24/7 — starting it when your PC boots and keeping your files up to date all the time despite failures or other unexpected interruptions. You don’t even need to log on! But to gain … Continue reading

Posted in AlwaysUp | Tagged , , | Leave a comment