Keep GpsGate Windows Service running 24/7 with Service Protector

How to Keep your GpsGate Splitter Windows Service Running 24/7 with Service Protector

Automatically restart GpsGate whenever it stops, crashes or fails. Ensure that your GPS service is always running.

GpsGate Splitter, created by Franson Technology AB, allows you to share a GPS signal between several applications using virtual COM ports.

GpsGate can be installed as a service to start GPS functionality whenever your computer boots, before you log on:

To monitor & bulletproof the GpsGate Windows Service with Service Protector:

  1. If necessary, download, install, and setup GpsGate Splitter.

    Take the extra steps to configure it as a Windows Service and make sure everything works as expected:

    GpsGate as Service app

  2. Download and install Service Protector, if necessary.

  3. Start Service Protector.

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

    Add Protector

  5. On the General tab, in the Service to protect field, select the GpsGate Splitter windows service. The service is named Franson GpsGate 2.0 on our system:

    GpsGate Windows Service: General Tab

  6. Move to the Monitor tab. To keep GpsGate Splitter "fresh" and free of memory leaks and other unwanted accumulations, let's establish a weekly restart of the service.

    To set that up, check the At the following times box, click the Add button and specify when you want the GpsGate service to be recycled.

    For example, we have opted for a weekly restart every Sunday at midnight:

    GpsGate Windows Service: Monitor Tab

  7. We're done setting up GpsGate so click the Save button to record your settings. That will create a new entry in the Service Protector window.

    The green shield indicates that Service Protector is already monitoring the GpsGate Windows Service, to rapidly detect and react to failures:

    GpsGate Windows Service: Protected

  8. That's it! Next time your computer boots, GpsGate will start automatically and Service Protector will babysit the service to promptly restart it if it stops for any reason.

    We encourage you to edit your Franson GpsGate entry in Service Protector and browse through the many other settings that may be appropriate for your environment. For example, send an email whenever the service fails, clamp down on CPU hogging, and much more.

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