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Essential Windows Services: Spooler

In this article… What is the Spooler service? What happens if I stop the Spooler service? Is it safe to disable the Spooler service? What should I do if the Spooler service isn’t working? I made a mistake. How do … Continue reading

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An Early Look at Windows Server 2019

Have you heard? Microsoft is set to release Windows Server 2019 later this year. It seems that consumer releases (like Windows 10) are launched with trumpets and parades while server releases sneak up on you in the middle of the … 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’s 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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Windows Server 2016 Test Drive: We’re Fully Compatible

Windows Server 2016 was quietly released on October 12th. This new operating system extends Microsoft’s reach into modern cloud technologies (with Nano Server and Docker) and introduces a host of under-the-hood improvements in security, networking and automation. This Technet article … Continue reading

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Windows Service Protector 5.3 Monitors Multiple CPUs

If you are responsible for keeping a CPU-hogging Windows Service running all the time, then we have some great news! Service Protector, our time-saving administrative tool that helps any Windows Service achieve 100% uptime, is now able to monitor processor … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Windows 10

The next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 10 is expected to be released in the second half of 2015. On October 1, Microsoft provided software makers with an early look at the new OS, so that we can test and … Continue reading

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How to use the Event Viewer to troubleshoot problems with a Windows Service

A windows service, designed to run “headless” and unattended in the background, cannot easily employ conventional popup windows to report its activities as a user may not even be logged on. Instead, a service is encouraged to send important communication … Continue reading

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Service Protector works with Windows 8.1 Preview

Windows 8.1, the first major update to Microsoft’s controversial Windows 8, is set to be released on October 18. With a restored (but trimmed down) start button, the ability to boot straight into the desktop and other practical improvements, this … Continue reading

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Service Protector Version 4.0 Released

The latest version of Service Protector, our set-it-and-forget it application that keeps your important Windows Services running 24/7, is now available for download. It is a free upgrade for customers who purchased version 3 (November 2011 – March 2013) while … Continue reading

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