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Message 39148 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 22:11:20 UTC

Is it posible to create a custom 6.xx install that silently install boinc client only.

It's for a massive deployment on shared PC that shouldn't manage what BOINC does (it's managed via BAM).

The idea it's to go with a thumbdrive and install the boinc-cmd quickly in a bunch of PC.

I read the wiki, but it seems that there is no way for installing only the client for windows, that why I'm asking here.

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Message 39151 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 23:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 39148.  

The problem with the whole request is permission to run BOINC on those PCs. Shared PCs where? Did you obtain permission from the owners of those PCs?

The whole thing sounds very obscure to me.


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Message 39153 - Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 0:40:30 UTC

I'm the sysadmin of 3 computer labs (about 120 computers, maybe more if I can add support from other admins).

I don't want that some users (because som apps require admin privileges) can access or modify boinc settings, so I can manage them remotely by BAM (run as service, no screensaver, only low mem/disc apps, run only if computer is unused).

With boinc 5.x I did this, now in 6.xx it seems that you cannot install only the client (at least in windows seems to be that way in linux there is no problem).

Is there any way to do this without building my own windows intaller?.
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Message 39159 - Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 15:56:11 UTC - in response to Message 39153.  

Well, there are ways. The main problem, which you've run across, is that BOINC needs its own limited user groups to run under plus it uses registry entries. These can of course be made through a script, however, I don't feel this needs to be done through these forums, where anyone can then pick up how to do that and use it for their own (malicious or not) uses.

No, I'm going to ask you to email the BOINC Developers list on this.
See http://lists.ssl.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/boinc_dev for more information.

At least that way anyone who helps you can email you directly, without this info being available to all.
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Message 39161 - Posted: 21 Jul 2011, 16:25:33 UTC

Thanks, I'll follow it from there.
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