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Box Drive Version 2.18 Fails to Run in Session 0 (as a Windows Service)

Do you run Box Drive as a Windows Service, to ensure that file synchronization starts as soon as your server boots? If so, please be aware that Box Drive version 2.18 may not start properly in the background! Version 2.18 … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 12.5: Dropbox fixes, Email improvements, AutoStartDelay and More

We’re closing out the tumultuous 2020 with version 12.5 of AlwaysUp — our “run anything as a Windows Service” utility used by tens of thousands of savvy computer administrators across the globe. This release delivers a few major enhancements: File … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why does AlwaysUp Restart my Application During Windows Shutdown?

This seems like strange behavior, but when you are using autologon to launch an application in session 1 and reboot the server, during the reboot AlwaysUp briefly relaunches the application in session 0. Here’s an example from the activity log: … Continue reading

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4 Affordable Tools to Monitor & Bulletproof your Web Application/Server

Does your application accept HTTP requests? Are you responsible for a mission-critical application that features a HTML, XML or JSON web interface? And can you visit a URL (such as “http://yoursite.com:3232/status”) to confirm that your web application is working well? … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Remove an AlwaysUp “At-Login” Startup Task?

  At some point I must have setup a command line to start my application in AlwaysUp when I log in. But I do not need to do that any longer. I deleted the configuration in AlwaysUp but I do not … Continue reading

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