windows 10 Creators Update problem. Boinc can't add new projects

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Message 1884445 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 13:25:32 UTC
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That certainly looks like a firewall issue. There are reports around that Windows 10's latest update "updates" some security settings, I would also look at your anti-virus settings to makes sure that BOINC is positively allowed to communicate with the internet (as opposed to not being listed as blocked)

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Message 1884446 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 13:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 1884445.  

That certainly looks like a firewall issue. There are reports around that Windows 10's latest update "updates" some security settings, I would also look at your anti-virus settings to makes sure that BOINC is positively allowed to communicate with the internet (as opposed to not being listed as blocked)

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Not just Wind 10 updates, some 7 udates are doing it for some ports too. Very frustrating to come in to the office and see the windoze installed updates and then find software fails and you have to manually reconfigure your port exceptions so it works again.
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Message 1884579 - Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 22:10:56 UTC - in response to Message 1884457.  

Firewall exceptions really shouldn't be required. The Windows firewall has always been what's called a "stateful inspection" firewall. That means any traffic originating from the local computer (such as the BOINC client), responses are automatically allowed back in. Exceptions only need to be added if the originating traffic is a remote computer trying to initiate a connection into the local machine.

That being said, your problem does sound firewall related since you say BOINC is stating it can't access any projects. Are you using a third-party firewall other than the Windows built-in firewall? Did a firewall come with your anti-virus software, perhaps?
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