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Message 1295152 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 10:49:03 UTC

Hi all

I have just downloaded the latest client and wanted to install it on my server to use some spare runtime out of hours but when I try and run the install as administrator, with administrative rights

With Screen save unticked, and protected application unticked, and all all users to control I get this error - "Failed to add user to the 'boinc_admins' group (Administrator)." I have tried adding administrator manually to the group but still get same error.

When I tick the Protected application mode, I get "Failed to create the 'boinc_master' account, I have tried to create an account with the same name to see if it prompts for a password but this hasn't worked either

Operating system is Server 2008R2 64bit SP1, This is a Domain Controller.

Any advice will be greatfully received

Pete.

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Message 1295154 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 10:55:18 UTC - in response to Message 1295152.

Operating system is Server 2008R2 64bit SP1, This is a Domain Controller.

That's your problem. BOINC versions after 5.10.45 can't be installed on domain controllers. That doesn't mean they wouldn't run, the windows installer just doesn't install them.

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Message 1295175 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 11:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 1295154.

Oh :( all that processing power going to waste... can I install a previous version then??
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Message 1295236 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 15:15:42 UTC - in response to Message 1295175.

See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Release_Notes#BOINC_7_incompatible_with_Domain_Controllers
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