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Q & A: Can I Run Multiple Instances of OneDrive?

I have tried AlwaysUp to let OneDrive run as a service. Everything works perfectly, but is it possible to create multiple OneDrive services? I have tried it and when I start the second service event logs suggest that the application … Continue reading

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Wondering if Your Legacy Desktop Application Will Work as a Windows Service? Answer These 3 Questions to Find Out

Does your old (but important) desktop application need to run all the time? Should it start immediately after a reboot, even when no one is there to log on and kick it off? If so, you should consider installing your … Continue reading

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How to Use VNC to Remotely Access Session 0 (with Keyboard and Mouse!)

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 contain a curious problem affecting interactive windows services. When you switch to Session 0, you cannot use the keyboard and mouse. This frustrating flaw makes it impossible to interact with any window displayed in … Continue reading

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How do I Prevent the Interactive Services Detection Window from Constantly Coming Up?

Why do I see the “Interactive Services Detection” window? The Interactive Services Detection (ISD) window appears whenever a Windows Service running on your computer is showing a window or prompt in Session 0 — a “background desktop” created when your … Continue reading

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How to Automatically Dismiss Popups from a Windows Service

Why Windows Services Should Avoid Showing Popups/Dialog Boxes Unlike a regular application (like Microsoft Word) that you launch from a desktop icon and actively work with to accomplish a specific task, a Windows Service is designed to start when your … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp Works Well on Windows 10 (but no keyboard or mouse in Session 0)

Our month-long evaluation of AlwaysUp 9.1 running windows services on Windows 10 started soon after the new operating system was released on July 29th. Testing was comprehensive, targeting all major features including: Installation & setup Sending emails in response to … Continue reading

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Tips for Running AutoIt in the Isolated Session 0

Starting with Windows Vista in 2007 and continuing with every subsequent release, Microsoft has banned users from logging in to the first session created as Windows boots. This “Session 0 Isolation” has been accompanied by a steady erosion of the … Continue reading

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