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Q&A: Where does AlwaysUp store the Password for my Windows Account?

  I was looking to use AlwaysUp to run Excel as a service, and it looks like you can specify an account. How is the password stored when specifying an account? I want to make sure it’s stored securely. — Ben … Continue reading

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Q&A: What changed with my Windows Services?

  How can I tell if someone updated the services on our Windows 2019 server? Do you have any tools for that? — Sheldon P. Hi Sheldon. Since Windows Services run with high privileges, it’s very important to keep an eye … Continue reading

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Windows Services Memory Fix (Microsoft June 2020 Patch Tuesday)

On the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft releases the latest security updates for Windows, Windows Server, and other products. This monthly event is dubbed Patch Tuesday. The June 2020 Patch Tuesday update fixes a whopping 129 important defects. It’s … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I allow Non-Admins to Start/Stop/Restart my AlwaysUp Windows Services?

  I’m wanting to know what permissions a user is required to have in order to stop and start AlwaysUp services. Is there a way to grant access to specific users as I don’t want to have to give them full … Continue reading

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Why should I Pay for AlwaysUp when Free Alternatives are Available?

Every now and then, someone reviewing our AlwaysUp software declares it “too expensive”. They ask: “Since I can find free tools (like Microsoft’s Srvany) to run my application as a Windows Service, why in the world would I spend $50 … Continue reading

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