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AlwaysUp Version 13: Easily Install Dropbox, OneDrive, Java and more as Windows Services; Full Support for Windows 11

AlwaysUp version 13 is available for download! To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a summary of the most impactful changes in this edition of our popular software: The new Application Advisor will help you add … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Windows 11

Microsoft will release Windows 11 on October 5 2021. As a member of the Windows Insider program, we’ve had the opportunity to test drive the new operating system for the past couple of months. Our verdict? Windows 11 provides a … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I Delay the Start of my Windows Service?

  Our build server has a ton of services installed and it takes a while for them to start whenever the machine boots. One of the services doesn’t connect to the database if it starts too soon. When that happens, I … Continue reading

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Q&A: Should I use NET or SC to start/stop/restart our Windows Services?

  My team manages a few third-party Windows Services. We plan to write scripts that start, stop and restart the services as part of regular maintenance through batch files. Should we use NET or SC? What’s the difference? Is one more … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Real-World Problems with Microsoft Srvany

Despite being almost 20 years old, Microsoft’s free Srvany utility is still a surprisingly popular tool. Every week, we come across at least one person using the ancient service wrapper to install an executable or batch file to start at … Continue reading

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