Talk:Release Notes for BOINC 7.0
- The install instructions here are very terse. It needs to be noted that you need to be in the correct directory to extract the archive. Perhaps something like "After downloading the file, change to the download directory and ..."
- A link more detailed install instructions, such as those found at http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Installing_on_Linux
- A note for those using their distro's package manager to the effect of "If you have installed using the package manager, you will have to wait for a new package to be made by the package maintainer."
Windows Domain Controllers
I assume domain controllers are not supported by version 6.4.7. The client however works if installed before promotion to domain controller.
Last know version that worked with domain controllers is 5.10.45. Please add this version to the "Old Versions section in the Windows download area."
Known Issues on Windows
From my point of view the problem is because the install program by default decided to install the program files and program data files in folders which are only accessible with administrator privileges.
- It installs program files in the correct place (C:\Program files\BOINC), where only admins can access it. It installs data files in the correct place (C:\Documents and settings\All users\Application data\BOINC) and sets permissions so that only boinc_master (an account created by the installed) can access it. That's all the way it should be.
Also it doesn't help that whenever the boinc manager starts automatically it starts as a service of the current user and therefore doesn't have enough privileges to do anything so you have to shut it down and restart it as with administrator privileges.
- It never starts as a service under the current user account. That's not how services work. Services always start under the same account, no matter who is logged in. In fact, they start before anyone logs in.
Why can't the program be set to run always as an administrator level service that is available to all users?
- Because that would be insecure, and it's completely irrelevant to the problem here anyway. --Nicolas (talk) 23:34, 16 March 2009 (UTC).