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Message 1311790 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 16:15:43 UTC

I've had to remove BOINC from several machines -
after an uninstall I noticed that inside the User Accounts - Group Membership properties there are still BOINC_admins Boinc_projects and Boinc_users
I thought the uninstall would clean up and I've rebooted these machines,
but these group properties are still there...
Is there a way to remove them?

phill

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Message 1311799 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 16:55:25 UTC

Try Manually removing the folders.
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Message 1311829 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 17:49:42 UTC - in response to Message 1311799.

Hello Jim,
The Folders were all removed perfectly during the uninstall - Its just the properties of the USER - when you are in user accounts and you look at a users privilege -like administrator - the boinc privileges are not removed...
this leads to a Spanish Inquisition from the IT folks here in the lab!

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Message 1311835 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 18:00:37 UTC
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1) Open Computer Management (right click computer & select manage or control panel administrative tools)
2) Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users
3) Delete User Account(a)
4) Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Groups
3) Delete Group(s)

Also if you prefer the command line options
net user USERNAME /delete
net localgroup GROUPNAME /delete
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Message 1311929 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 21:35:46 UTC

It's not just groups/users that are left on the system, the data directory and entries in the registry will stay there as well. As how else do you think you can do an upgrade, if the uninstaller removes all that data all the time? ;-)

HAL already showed part of the cleanup. A complete writeup is in this BOINCFAQ.
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Message 1311962 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:35:30 UTC

link in faq for amd accelerated sdk no longer valid please update to 2.8 sdk.
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