Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of ClientSetupWinSix


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Jan 7, 2008, 1:26:48 PM (13 years ago)
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romw
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    100100Again the main reason is security, but it also allows for people to move their data to a different location in case they buy a new hard drive or want to use a network drive.
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     102 * Why install as a service instead of a single user install?
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     104Service installs allow for the boinc core client to be isolated from any users files. Since the core client has the only available incoming TCP/IP connection it is at risk of being hacked, to mitigate information disclosure of sensitive user files such as MS Money or Quicken files the core client is executed with its own user account.
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     106By default non-administrative accounts cannot create globally named shared memory segments, therefore keyboard and mouse activity could not be monitored without setting up an account with that additional user right.
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    102108 * Why was the 'Launch BOINC on startup' option removed from the installer?
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    106112To keep things simple we decided to remove the option and setup the system so that both BOINC and the BOINC Manager are started at system startup or logon, if the users want to change this behavior they can delete the BOINC Manager shortcut and/or change the service properties via the service control manager administrative tool.
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     114 * Launching worker and graphics applications as boinc_project.
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     116Isolate BOINC-based applications from BOINC and the rest of the system.