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Windows 8.1 End of Life: January 10, 2023

According to Microsoft, support for Windows 8.1 will end on Tuesday January 10, 2023. What does that mean? It means that Microsoft will stop issuing fixes and important security updates for Windows 8.1. And without those timely improvements, the operating … Continue reading

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Service Protector 8.5: New Sanity Check, Windows 10/11 22H2 Compatibility

Service Protector 8.5 is now available for download. Here’s what we worked on in this new version: Automatically restart your service when an important application isn’t running Does your service depend on an important “helper” application? If so, Service Protector … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Automatically Restart my Windows Service when it Crashes?

  One of our Windows Services crashes a few times a month. When that happens, a tech has to log into the server and start the service again, which is a pain. Isn’t there a way to restart the service automatically … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2022: A Few Improvements, but No Changes to Windows Services

In this article… What’s new in Windows Server 2022 Windows Services: No new features or improvements AlwaysUp & Service Protector are fully compatible with Server 2022 More information & resources With surprisingly little fanfare, Microsoft released Windows Server 2022 in … Continue reading

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We’re Not Affected by the December 2021 Apache Log4j Vulnerability

In early December 2021, a severe remote code vulnerability was revealed in Apache Log4j — a very popular Java-based logging framework used by developers of web and server applications. The vulnerability affects a broad range of services and applications on … Continue reading

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