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Free Always Up Alternatives

The best free alternative to Always Up is NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Always Up and eight of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Always Up are WinSW, Winserv, Run as Service and Launcher Service.

This page was last updated Jun 25, 2022
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  1. nssm is a service helper which doesn't suck. srvany and other service helper programs suck because they don't handle failure of the application running as a service. If you use such a program you may see a service listed as started when in fact the application has died.

    Discontinued

    Last release is from 2014, and last pre-release is from 2017, but it can still be downloaded from the official website.

    NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager vs Always Up opinions
    Most users think NSSM - The Non-Sucking Service Manager is a great alternative to Always Up.

    Little file; Easy to use; One command in the admin prompt using the command line guide from the website and everything works great. You just need to store this one file on a place because it will be "in use" when the PC starts.

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    NSSM doesn't have a GUI, it's command-line only but very easy to use. The only allows you to install any executable as a Windows service and to start/stop/configure/remove any Windows service (even those not installed by NSSM). Everything else is left up to the Windows Service manager. Simple but sufficient.

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  2. WinSW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    winsw - A wrapper executable that can be used to host any executable as an Windows service, in a liberal license

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  3. Winserv

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Winserv is an utility that can create an NT service that runs any application. When the application exits, the service becomes stopped. It is also able to manage local and remote NT services that were not created by winserv.

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  4. Run as Service

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    This tool requires that .NET Framework 2.0 be already installed on your computer. If you do not have .NET Framework 2.0 this tool will display a message and not run. You probably already have the .NET Framework 2.

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  5. Launcher Service

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Launcher Service lets you run any program as a Windows Service.



  6. Shawl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Shawl is a wrapper for running arbitrary programs as Windows services, written in Rust. It handles the Windows service API for you so that your program only needs to respond to ctrl-C/SIGINT.

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  7. Daemon Master

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Daemon Master is a software which makes it possible to create and manage a Windows-service from any program. (Alpha)

  8. Turbo Service Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    TSM is a very small tool to configure your services.

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    TSM is only a service manager, it is not capable to configure an application to run as a service which is the main purpose of AlwaysUp

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