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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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Interactive Services Detection Service Removed in Windows 10 (so no more Switching to Session 0)

Microsoft has finally done it. Session 0 is officially off limits. The Interactive Services Detection Service — necessary to switch to Session 0 — has been removed in Windows 10 Version 1803 (released in April 2018). While applications running in … Continue reading

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Q & A: How can I see my Java Console Window when Running as a Service with AlwaysUp?

  I am running a Java application as a windows service with AlwaysUp. My JAR starts up fine and seems to be working as expected but I can’t see the Java console window to make sure that there are no errors. … 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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Working with Interactive Services? Switch to Session 0 whenever you like!

If you have a Windows Service that displays GUI elements in the isolated Session 0, then you know how frustrating it can be to work with Microsoft’s Interactive Services Detection Dialog. It pops up constantly, screaming for attention on the … Continue reading

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