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Q & A: How do I Make AlwaysUp Babysit my “Leaky” VB6 Program?

  Our old VB6 program leaks memory on every request and it can fail or crash multiple times a day. We need to re-write it but we don’t have budget right now so I’m looking at AlwaysUp to run it all … Continue reading

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Q & A: Why Doesn’t AlwaysUp Send Email When My Server Boots?

  I’m using AlwaysUp to run Google Backup and Sync. I only receive emails when I manually stop and start the service — NOT WHEN my server restarts. I’m positive that all the settings are correct after double checking with one … Continue reading

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Watch out for Dropbox Prompts when Running as a Service!

Are you running Dropbox as a Windows Service? Do you rely on Dropbox to operate unattended in the background, synchronizing your important files 24×7? If so, then be on the lookout for the new Selective sync warning dialog — a … Continue reading

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OneDrive Slow? Try Disabling Files On-Demand

In recent months, several customers running OneDrive as a service have complained of torturously slow uploads. Files created on a PC take a very long time to appear in the cloud. In one case, it took more than 3 days … Continue reading

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Q & A: My VB6 App Doesn’t Refresh in Session 0 — Help!

  We have a VB6 application we’re running as a service in AlwaysUp on Windows Server 2012 R2. When we run the application outside of AlwaysUp, the form refreshes fine. When we run the application in AlwaysUp, it can sometimes take … Continue reading

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Q & A: Will Service Protector Start Automatically When My Server Reboots?

  Hello, I’m testing your Service Protector program and I was wondering if it starts automatically when my server reboots? I didn’t notice an option for that. I have my server restart every night, will this be an issue with the … Continue reading

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Q & A: How Do I Turn Off Service Protector During Scheduled Maintenance?

  Wanted to know if there‚Äôs a way for Service Protector to not monitor a service during a patching period of time? Or any scheduled period of time without sending a million alerts? — Mark @ Red Roof Inns Hi Mark. … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp not Working? Please Send us these Details so we can Help!

Sorry to hear that you are having a problem running your application with AlwaysUp! Windows services can be tricky beasts but our team of experts has spent many years wrestling them into submission. Rest assured that we will do our … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Update my Dropbox Preferences?

  I have a 10 installations of AlwaysUp in my company that are running Dropbox as a service. Is there a way I can surface the Dropbox icon in the taskbar whilst it is running underneath AlwaysUp? I need to make … Continue reading

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