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Q&A: Why does AlwaysUp run the 32-bit Version of PowerShell?

  We have been trying to get a particular PowerShell script running as a service for some time now. I have been pulling my hair out but I think I finally found the issue and I don’t understand why it’s happening. … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Change the Name of my Windows Service?

  We manage a third-party package that installs a Windows Service with a generic name. I keep having to explain what it means to my team/customers, which can be a pain. How do I change the name of the service to … Continue reading

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3 Proven Ways to Send Email from a Windows Service (Without Outlook)

Not all Outlook functions work from a Windows Service Calling Outlook from a Windows Service can be problematic. Even though many operations work fine, Microsoft has issued some pointed advice for customers looking to run any Office application in the … Continue reading

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When did my Windows Service Start?

Here are four ways to determine when your windows service last started. Solution #1: Search the Windows Event Logs with PowerShell The Windows Event Logs hold a wealth of information about your computer’s activities. Indeed, a new record is added … Continue reading

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