From Message 1080575
at the SETI@home Number crunching boards:
Is your home server also a domain controller? If not, then it wouldn't have the same issues with the newer clients. I run BOINC 6.10.58 on two non-Active Directory servers (Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003) just fine.
The problem isn't so much that BOINC 6.x.x won't run on a domain controller, but rather that it can't be installed on a domain controller because the installer is prevented from creating the new BOINC-specific user and group accounts in Active Directory. There was a work-around posted here some time ago, but I can't recall what exactly it entailed.
The one host in my account that is a domain controller runs perfectly well under BOINC 5.10.45. Sure, the 6.x.x clients have GPU support and many other improvements. But since this server doesn't have a GPU and is basically a set-it-and-forget-it installation, I have chosen not to upgrade it until required to by one of the projects it crunches.
-- Tony D.
Thanks for the info, but for now it will only be used as a fileserver. I need to know if it will support BOINC and GPU's like windows 7 does.
I can't remember what the exact problem with Windows Server 2008 was, I think that BOINC didn't recognise there was a GPU present, or that it could just not run any GPU WU's without having errors or some other issue.