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Q & A: What Setting will Help AlwaysUp Start my App at Boot?

I’m running on Windows Server 2016. I have noticed on my most recent install that AlwaysUp doesn’t start at boot, I have to do an interactive/RDP login and then open the AlwaysUp GUI to have the services started. Is there … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can I Run Multiple Instances of OneDrive?

I have tried AlwaysUp to let OneDrive run as a service. Everything works perfectly, but is it possible to create multiple OneDrive services? I have tried it and when I start the second service event logs suggest that the application … Continue reading

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Q & A: Why does Dropbox Stop Syncing my Files?

We are currently using AlwaysUp for one of our customers to run Dropbox (inside a terminal server). Lately we have been having an issue where items stop syncing to Dropbox however AlwaysUp says the state is running. In order to … Continue reading

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Q & A: Can AlwaysUp Kill & Restart my Idle Application?

I’m using ncrack to monitor our network. I recently started running it as a windows service under AlwaysUp. Everything is working perfectly except that sometimes ncrack stops capturing traffic. The CPU goes to zero and nothing else is written to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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