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makdel
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Message 32036 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 10:20:24 UTC

I am trying to install BOINC on an Windows Server 2003 R2 that runs:

File Server
Application Server
Mail Server
& Domain Controller (Active Directory)

Every time the installation fails with the same message "Failed to create the 'boinc_master' account".
I tried the newest and an 6 months old version of BOINC.

I found an old reference to the problem that implies Active Directory as the main suspect but no work around. If anyone can help would be appreciated.

Its an quite idle 4-core new Server and i want to donate cpu usage.

thanks in advance.

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Message 32040 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 10:35:18 UTC - in response to Message 32036.

BOINC 6 cannot be installed on Domain Controllers, because it uses local accounts. DCs only use roaming (global) accounts.

You will need to install BOINC 5.10.45 instead.
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makdel
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Message 32041 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 10:57:23 UTC - in response to Message 32040.

ty, alot... U rock!

That definitely solve my installation problem.

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