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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 drive.google.com. 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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