Posts by simohe

1) Message boards : BOINC client : My Wish List (Message 52817)
Posted 27 Feb 2014 by simohe
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Running by the task scheduler does not work. (The GPU is not found.)
So remains the first suggestion, boincmgr starts boinc.exe as a different user.
2) Message boards : Documentation : Please document what installer setting "allow all users ... to control BOINC" does (Message 52816)
Posted 27 Feb 2014 by simohe
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But I do not see HOW it allows all users to control boinc. Does it ...

  • add all users to the boinc_users group
  • give read right to the group users
  • write a setting somewhere
  • ...

3) Message boards : Documentation : Please document what installer setting "allow all users ... to control BOINC" does (Message 52796)
Posted 26 Feb 2014 by simohe
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To know what this setting does is helpful when changing the decision or when the setting did not work as expected.

The setting "allow all users on this computer to control BOINC" is asked when installing on windows.

Guess: Does this set read permission for the group "users" to the directory "/ProgramData/BOINC"? (When I do this manually, I do not get the prompt about the group "boinc_users".)
4) Message boards : BOINC client : My Wish List (Message 52795)
Posted 26 Feb 2014 by simohe
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Run the projects (and maybe boinc.exe) as a different user on windows.

This is not the same as a Service Install. Boinc is started on a user login, not at computer startup. (And it is probably also stopped on logout.)

I tested: I started boincmgr as a different user. (boinc is not running. Then SHIFT+right click on boincmgr, select "Run as an other user" and enter the credentials.) Now boinc.exe and the projects are started as this other user too. The GPU tasks do run without any problem. When I quit boincmgr without stopping the client and normally restart boincmgr, it connects successfully and everything still works fine.

Suggestion: boincmgr starts boinc.exe as an other user (if configured to do so).
Or maybe boinc.exe is started by the task scheduler on a login event. The different user can be configured there. But I did not test if the GPU-Tasks work like this. (I can not set the right "Logon as a batch job" for the user.)
5) Message boards : Documentation : http://www.boinc-wiki.info/ is down (Message 52760)
Posted 25 Feb 2014 by simohe
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So there are many non-working links around here...
No idea where else to report this.




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