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Peter
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Message 33685 - Posted: 7 Jul 2010, 9:47:11 UTC

Hi .. just installed boinc on a number of machines in our school.

I have installed it in secure mode.

Problem.... mine probably ;-) The screensaver seems only to work when a user is logged in. When the machine is not in use and only the login box is present on the screen, it seems to default to the standard XP one.

Would dearly love to have the screensaver working when nobody is one the machine.. That way the students may ask what is this ??

Am running the climate and seti projects.

Does the login screen run under the administrator account ?

FWIW .. a boinc msi with a mst file of configuration would mean I could roll it out to some 200 machines in a day. Now that would be kewel :-)

Tx
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Peter

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Message 33687 - Posted: 7 Jul 2010, 14:23:12 UTC

The Login screen uses the screensaver from the Default registry profile.

Just change the screensaver specified for the default user registry hive and it'll change which screensaver is used at the login screen after a reboot.

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Peter
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Message 33695 - Posted: 8 Jul 2010, 7:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 33687.

Many tx. For completeness ... regedit and look for
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE
and change it to boinc.scr

Unfortunately, whilst this brought up the boinc screen saver which showed the project I am participating in (climatechange.net for the moment)....... when it tried to load the climateprediction.net screensaver, I got
There is an unspecified problem with the BOINC screensaver. This is in white print under the BOINC logo.

I have installed boinc under its own account so it will run when the nobody is logged in. ie. a service (is this correct?).

I tried adding the SYSTEM account to the boinc_user and boinc_admin security groups with little success..

Your thoughts

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Peter

Peter
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Message 33745 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 9:03:09 UTC - in response to Message 33695.


Any thought ?

Peter
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Message 33848 - Posted: 20 Jul 2010, 9:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 33745.


Please help ... surely somebody out there knows how to make this work.

TIA
Peter

Les Bayliss
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Message 33865 - Posted: 21 Jul 2010, 0:12:50 UTC - in response to Message 33848.

How about:
Only run the BOINC screen saver(s) on the terminals, and not on the server.

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