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Q&A: Why can’t I open my Dropbox files even though Smart Sync is off?

  I just installed AlwaysUp (13.3.3.17) specifically to keep a Dropbox synchronized with a Win 2012 R2 server. I have followed the installation guide (wizard and then double checked the setting). Smart Sync is turned off. The service seems to start … Continue reading

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We’re Not Affected by the December 2021 Apache Log4j Vulnerability

In early December 2021, a severe remote code vulnerability was revealed in Apache Log4j — a very popular Java-based logging framework used by developers of web and server applications. The vulnerability affects a broad range of services and applications on … Continue reading

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How to Survive Automatic Updates when Running 24/7 with AlwaysUp

Automatic software updates: An overview For Windows users, software updates are a regular part of life. Vendors like Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle are constantly tweaking their software, which then inundate us with “helpful” nudges. This prompt from printer manufacturer Brother … Continue reading

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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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