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Message 708687 - Posted: 6 Feb 2008, 5:22:19 UTC

I want to run bonic on some of my office machines, problem is I installed using the third option while logged in as the local admin on teh machine. When I log back in as a user on the machine (through the server) bonic is still visable. How do I get around this? I don't want people to be able to change or see visualy see bonic running.

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Message 708688 - Posted: 6 Feb 2008, 5:35:09 UTC
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If I'm reading this correctly, you just need to make there is no shortcut to BOINC Manager in the Default and/or All User profile Startup Folder, and make sure no one other than members of the Administrator group has any privileges for the BOINC folder and its sub folders.

<edit> The only other issue would be if you don't even want them to see the BOINC screensaver either and you allow users to set one of their choosing in their profile. IIRC, this would take a registry hack to remove BOINC from the list of available screensavers.

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Message 708726 - Posted: 6 Feb 2008, 8:07:13 UTC

Log back in as local admin and reinstall as a service? Almost all of my machines are running opt apps as a service, with no graphics.


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Message 708756 - Posted: 6 Feb 2008, 12:40:10 UTC - in response to Message 708726.  

I think I did this by creating an Admin user "BOINC" and installing to that. There's a tutorial on it somewhere around.

Then as above, make sure there's no shortcuts to it and the only people with rights are "BOINC" and the main Admin account.

It will show up on Task Manager (user BOINC, obviously) and that's about it.
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