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Q&A: How do I Test the “Check Web Server” Sanity Check?

  I’ve already started the trial of the Service Protector and I’m comfortable with the way it is working. I manually stopped my web service and Service Protector started it up right away. I’m specifically interested in detecting some nasty 502 … Continue reading

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Q&A: What’s the Difference between AlwaysUp and Service Protector?

  We own a license of both AlwaysUp and Service Protector. It seems like AlwaysUp is able to do more (larger feature set) however the pricing is less then Service Protector. We are setting up new servers and need to transfer … Continue reading

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Need an Official Sales Quote? Create a PDF in 1-2 Minutes

Do you work for a corporation looking to purchase our software? Do you need an official sales quote — with letterhead, logo, etc. — to get the ball rolling? If so, our new self-service quote-generator is here to help! So … Continue reading

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Bulletproof your Windows Services with Service Protector Version 6

Version 6 of Service Protector — our professional utility that babysits any Windows Service — was released a few days ago. Here is a quick look at what’s new: Easily restart service protection from the toolbar Customers who occasionally restart … Continue reading

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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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