Keep the AMTU Windows Service running 24/7 with Service Protector

How to Keep the Amazon Merchant Transport Utility Windows Service Running 24/7 with Service Protector

Automatically restart the AMTU service if it stops for any reason. Survive crashes, memory leaks and accidental shutdowns to keep your Amazon uploads going without costly interruption

The Amazon Merchant Transport Utility (AMTU) is designed to make posting files and receiving reports from Amazon as simple as dragging and dropping files into a directory. AMTU runs automatically behind the scenes, uploading files from the relevant directories to Amazon and retrieving the results of the uploads. AMTU can also retrieve order reports from Amazon.

The software can be installed as a Windows Service, the natural choice for running unattended in the background in a 24x7 environment:

To protect the AMTU Windows Service with Service Protector:

  1. Download and install Service Protector, if necessary.

  2. Start Service Protector.

  3. Select Protector > Add to open the Add Protector window:

    Add Protector

  4. On the General tab, in the Service to protect field, choose the Amazon Merchant Transport Utility windows service. It will be called AMTU.

    AMTU Windows Service: General Tab

  5. Click the Save button. In a few seconds, an entry for the AMTU service will show up in the Service Protector window. The service may already be running but it is not yet being monitored and protected by Service Protector.

    AMTU Windows Service: Created

  6. To start monitoring the AMTU service, choose Protector > Start "AMTU". In a couple of seconds the shield icon in the Protected column will turn green to show that the AMTU windows service is being managed by Service Protector:

    AMTU Windows Service: Protected

  7. That's it! Next time your computer boots, the AMTU windows service will start up automatically (as normal) and Service Protector will start monitoring the service to restart it quickly if it crashes for any reason.

    We encourage you to edit the AMTU entry in Service Protector and check out the many other settings that may be helpful in your environment. For example, send email when the service fails, automatically restart if the service gets "stuck" starting or stopping, and much more.

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