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Message 40135 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:20:13 UTC

I am attempting to install BOINC on the PDC (GC) server. It fails to install and returns the message "Failed to create the 'boinc project' account" Cannot BOINC be installed on a domain controller? Is there a way around this?
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Message 40136 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:29:35 UTC - in response to Message 40135.  

Cannot BOINC be installed on a domain controller?

Yes, BOINC 6.x cannot be installed on domain controllers (which doesn't mean that it doesn't run there, just the installer doesn't work).

Is there a way around this?

Yes, several. The simplest is to install BOINC version 5.

Another is to copy an elsewhere installed installation to the domain controller.

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Message 40137 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:34:53 UTC

Great! Where do I find version 5? On the website I see only versions of 6.
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Message 40138 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 19:59:09 UTC - in response to Message 40137.  

See here.

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Message 40141 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 20:32:17 UTC

Direct links to version 5.10.45, 32bit and 64bit, can be found in the BOINC 6 Release Notes, under the section explaining why it can't be installed on a domain controller.
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Message 40142 - Posted: 11 Sep 2011, 20:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 40141.  

Got it, installed, and running! Thanks all....
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Message 40330 - Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 22:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 40135.  

Does 5.10.45 recognise GPU's?

Installed W8x64 and Boinc 6.10.45 (as no other Boinc version would install) - so trying to test the only version of Boinc that works on Win8 (and DC's) :(

280.26 NVidia driver installed without a hitch, no probs during install and looks good in Device Manager, but not getting tasks from Einstein, which says I don't have an NVidia GPU (obviously restarted a couple of times).

"23/09/2011 22:49:32|Einstein@Home|Message from server: Your computer has no NVIDIA GPU"


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Message 40331 - Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 22:46:15 UTC - in response to Message 40330.  

Does 5.10.45 recognise GPU's?

No, the first one that does - and probably only NVidia GPUs, in case you wondered - is v6.4.5

As you've discovered, the problem with domain controllers is installation. Later versions apparently run OK, if you position the files manually, though obviously there's not much experience with Windows 8 yet.
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Message 40332 - Posted: 23 Sep 2011, 22:55:51 UTC - in response to Message 40330.  

Installed W8x64 and Boinc 6.10.45 (as no other Boinc version would install)

The latest 6.12.38 will install on Windows 8. Still not on a DC, still because of those pesky roaming accounts. But other than that... see for links to the installers, the last post in this thread.
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Message 40335 - Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 0:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 40332.  

Thanks Richard, Jord.
I will try 6.12.38 tomorrow.
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