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Q&A: Why did my Windows Service Start Unexpectedly?

  I’ve got a Windows Service that keeps starting by itself. Why is that happening? I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure out why… — Colin P. Hi Colin. There may be several culprits here. Let’s go through a few. … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why can’t AlwaysUp run my Batch File?

  Hi. I think I’ve written a batch file that your AlwaysUp software cannot run as a service. Here are the contents of my file: @echo off > usermessage.vbs ECHO Set wshShell = CreateObject( “WScript.Shell” ) >>usermessage.vbs ECHO wshShell.Popup “My Text … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Eliminate Errors from my C# Console App Windows Service?

  For a few years now, our company has been using AlwaysUp to run an internally developed C# console application as a service. The application checks a folder for incoming files and processes anything it finds. It runs every 30 seconds. … Continue reading

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