Release Notes for BOINC 7.12
Previous version: release notes for version 7.10.
Changes in 7.12.1
- Fix auto-attach for Windows
Changes in 7.12.0
- When auto-attach to an account manager, show its name.
- Work correctly with account managers that use authenticators rather than name/password.
- Windows 10: detect and report Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
- Fix Next buttons in attach wizard after failed login
- Show informative error message if login token lookup fails
BOINC 7.12 now compatible with Domain Controllers
Since BOINC 7.6.1 the test whether BOINC is being installed on a domain controller no longer returns an error. In the past the installer would make BOINC limited user accounts for the client to run with whether you installed as a user installation or as a service installation.
Since some time now these limited user accounts only get installed when BOINC is installed as a service, no longer on user installations. Because these limited user accounts were a problem for DCs that run with a global user account, you can install the new client and see that it now works. Do make sure to install as the user install, not as a service. (It may be that the service install is disabled, we'd like to get feedback on that.)
Note: do know that when you only allow BOINC to do work when no one is logged on, that this only works with the service installation. Using the user installation will only allow BOINC to do work when someone is logged in.
For all changes, fixes and additions, see the BOINC Version History.
The following issues are already known to the developers:
Service Installation, GPU detection and Windows XP: Due to problems with up-to-date GPU drivers causing BOINC to crash or hang, it was decided that for all versions of Windows the GPU detection will no longer work when BOINC is installed as a service. This may change in a future version, but only after the GPU manufacturers have adjusted their driver code. So even in Windows 2000 and XP you can now no longer install BOINC as a service yet still have it detect your GPU(s) and run work on it. This change is present since 6.12.38