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Moving your AlwaysUp Applications/Services? Easily Import Them All at Once

Do you manage multiple applications in AlwaysUp? Across multiple machines? If so, AlwaysUp’s new “bulk import” feature might make your life a bit easier. 🙂 Instead of adding applications one-by-one (as described in the “How to move your applications” article), … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 12: Bulk Import & Improvements for Dropbox

AlwaysUp version 12 is out! Here are the most notable advancements in our popular “run anything as a Windows Service” software: Easily import application XML files “in bulk” — instead of one at a time The best way to copy … Continue reading

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Why are there 3 copies of Dropbox Running on my PC?

Whenever you fire up Dropbox (or it starts automatically at login), you will soon notice three Dropbox.exe processes running on your PC. Though unusual, that is completely normal behavior. It’s just how Dropbox works. You can see the three processes … Continue reading

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Q&A: What’s the Difference between AlwaysUp and Service Protector?

  We own a license of both AlwaysUp and Service Protector. It seems like AlwaysUp is able to do more (larger feature set) however the pricing is less then Service Protector. We are setting up new servers and need to transfer … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Connect to AlwaysUp Web Service to see my Windows Services?

  I’ve installed AlwaysUp Web Service on a VPS running Windows Server 2012 R2. Is there any way to check the status of my services? I tried but was unable to connect. Please advise. — Sebastian Hi Sebastian. Thank you for … Continue reading

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Backup and Sync getting in the way? Run it off-hours, when you’re not around

We’re huge fans of Backup and Sync — Google’s free Windows utility that continuously synchronizes our PC’s files with But lately, the software has been getting in the way on our development machines. Specifically: Backup and Sync can consume … Continue reading

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How to Fix the “OpenGL” Problem when Running Dropbox as a Windows Service

What’s the problem with Dropbox? As we wrote about last week, Dropbox version 81.4.195 often fails to run as a background Windows Service. The telltale sign that Dropbox is in trouble is this wordy alert, which appears in Session 0: … Continue reading

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Dropbox Version 81.4.195 (September 18, 2019) Not Working With AlwaysUp For Some Customers

The most recent release of Dropbox — Stable Build 81.4.195, posted the morning of September 18 — may not work properly as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp. We are actively investigating. So far, the problem appears to be related to … Continue reading

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How to Run a Python Script Every Hour, On the Hour

Python is fast becoming the world’s most popular coding language. It’s no surprise that more and more administrators are turning to the simple, efficient, and ubiquitous platform for a variety of day-to-day tasks. One question that frequently comes up on … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I See the Output/Traceback From my Python Windows Service?

  We’re using AlwaysUp to run a Python program as a service. Do you have any recommendations about logging? Ideally I would see the output of the python program as if it were run in command line, to see the traceback … Continue reading

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