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Message 714878 - Posted: 18 Feb 2008, 16:51:10 UTC
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I'm running 2000 Server and I want to avoid having to hit 'return' at the logon screen everytime the machine reboots. I have multiple machines at different locations, so this is a problem. Will installing BOINC as a service eliminate this? I tried doing this on one install, but was unable to tell if it was running or not without logging on. I guess I could have waited a couple of hours to see if the task progress had progressed, but too impatient.
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Message 714896 - Posted: 18 Feb 2008, 17:12:10 UTC - in response to Message 714878.

I'm running 2000 Server and I want to avoid having to hit 'return' at the logon screen everytime the machine reboots. I have multiple machines at different locations, so this is a problem. Will installing BOINC as a service eliminate this? I tried doing this on one install, but was unable to tell if it was running or not without logging on. I guess I could have waited a couple of hours to see if the task progress had progressed, but too impatient.
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Yes, installing as a system service will allow BOINC to run even before logon. I run three stand-alone machines this way and my file server. Downloading and reporting work is not an issue either.
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Message 716102 - Posted: 21 Feb 2008, 0:57:57 UTC

In addition, you might want to try running BOINCView to allow you to do remote control of your farm.
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