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Q & A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Send Email When My Server Boots?

I’m using AlwaysUp to run Google Backup and Sync. I only receive emails when I manually stop and start the service — NOT WHEN my server restarts. I’m positive that all the settings are correct after double checking with one … Continue reading

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Watch out for Dropbox Prompts when Running as a Service!

Are you running Dropbox as a Windows Service? Do you rely on Dropbox to operate unattended in the background, synchronizing your important files 24×7? If so, then be on the lookout for the new Selective sync warning dialog — a … Continue reading

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How to Make AlwaysUp Restart your Program Multiple Times per Day (without using the Task Scheduler)

Earlier this month, we presented a couple of options for periodically restarting a temperamental legacy application with AlwaysUp. You can either restart once per day (via a setting on the AlwaysUp Monitor tab) or multiple times per day (using the … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Restart my Application/Service Regularly from AlwaysUp?

We are currently using AlwaysUp with several executable instances. We need to have these restarted daily due to memory leaks from the application. I don’t see a scheduling restart option in AlwaysUp. I think this could be done through a … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can my CAE/Visio Application Run Properly as a Windows Service?

I must run a Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) application as a service but it doesn’t work with AlwaysUp. I guess that Visio is the problem because the startup phase of the tool runs up to the Visio initialization (via COM) … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 11.5: Improvements for Session 0 Isolation, Server 2019, and more

AlwaysUp version 11.5 is now available for download! This release delivers a handful of important changes, along with the usual under-the-hood refinements. “Switch to Session 0″ removed when it’s not supported As you may have noticed, Microsoft has crippled access … Continue reading

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Why should I Pay for AlwaysUp when Free Alternatives are Available?

Every now and then, someone reviewing our AlwaysUp software declares it “too expensive”. They ask: “Since I can find free tools (like Microsoft’s Srvany) to run my application as a Windows Service, why in the world would I spend $50 … Continue reading

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An Early Look at Windows Server 2019

Have you heard? Microsoft is set to release Windows Server 2019 later this year. It seems that consumer releases (like Windows 10) are launched with trumpets and parades while server releases sneak up on you in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I get AlwaysUp to run Java.exe in the PATH?

I run a Java program EchoLink Proxy as part of Ham Radio networking. A routine update replaced the Java folder with its new version number thus my AlwaysUp Application field to run the program needed manual edit from: C:\Program Files … Continue reading

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Q & A: My VB6 App Doesn’t Refresh in Session 0 — Help!

We have a VB6 application we’re running as a service in AlwaysUp on Windows Server 2012 R2. When we run the application outside of AlwaysUp, the form refreshes fine. When we run the application in AlwaysUp, it can sometimes take … Continue reading

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