Run Buzof as a Windows Service

How to Run Buzof as a Windows Service with AlwaysUp

Automatically dismiss annoying messages and prompts from your GUI Windows Services running in Session 0

Buzof is a commercial utility that constantly scans your desktop and automatically answers prompts, message boxes and other windows that interrupt the action.

To configure Buzof with AlwaysUp 8.5 and later:

  1. Download and install Buzof, if necessary.

  2. Download and install AlwaysUp, if necessary.

  3. Start AlwaysUp.

  4. Select Application > Add to open the Add Application window:

    Add Application

  5. On the General tab:

    • In the Application field, enter the full path to the Buzof executable, Buzof.exe. If you installed Buzof in the default location, this will be:

      C:\Program Files\Basta Computing\Buzof\Buzof.exe

    • In the Name field, enter the name that you will call the application in AlwaysUp. We have specified Buzof but you can specify another name if you like.

    Buzof Windows Service: General Tab

  6. Click over to the Logon tab and enter the username and password of the account in which you installed and use Buzof. Buzof must run in this account so that it can find its settings.

    Buzof Windows Service: LogOn Tab

  7. Click the Save >> button. In a couple of seconds, an application called Buzof will show up in the AlwaysUp window. It is not yet running though.

    Buzof Windows Service: Created

  8. Now that we are set up to start Buzof in the background when your computer boots, we no longer need it to start when you log on. Also, automatic updates should be disabled to avoid unexpected changes. To adjust those settings:

    1. Start Buzof (Start button > All Programs > Basta Computing > Buzof > Buzof)

    2. Right-click on the Buzof tray icon (Buzof Tray Icon) and select Options...

      Open Buzof Options

    3. Uncheck the Run Buzof automatically when Windows starts box.

      Buzof Preferences Window

    4. Press the Configure Updates... button and select the Do not check for updates automatically option.

      Buzof Update Options Window

  9. If Buzof is running, stop it now by right-clicking on the tray icon (Buzof Tray Icon) and choosing Exit.

    Exit Buzof

  10. To start Buzof from AlwaysUp, choose Application > Start "Buzof". The status will change to Running:

    Buzof Windows Service: Running

    Note that on Windows 8/7/Vista and Server 2012/2008, Buzof will not be visible on your desktop. It will be running in the background on the isolated Session 0. If you wish to start Buzof on your desktop "like normal", select Application > Start "Buzof" in this session. The familiar task tray icon will show up in a few seconds.

  11. That's it! Next time your computer boots, Buzof will start up immediately, in Session 0, without anyone needing to log on. Please restart your PC now and test that Buzof works as expected after Windows comes back to life.

    And please feel free to edit Buzof in AlwaysUp to check out the many other settings that may be appropriate for your environment. For example, send email alerts if it stops, boost Buzof's priority, etc.

Buzof not working properly as a Windows Service?

  • From AlwaysUp, select Application > Report Activity > Today... to bring up a HTML report detailing the interaction between AlwaysUp and Buzof. The AlwaysUp Event Log Messages page explains the more obscure messages.
  • Consult the AlwaysUp FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions and troubleshooting tips.
  • Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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