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Message 48668 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 16:49:19 UTC

Do you remotely control your BOINC clients, be it with BOINC Manager, BoincTasks, BOINCView, or even boinccmd?

I currently need all the help I can get to set up an easy, all-in-one way to view my multiple computers' tasks. Which, for windows machines, would be the easiest way to manage all of the tasks and allow me to change settings of the BOINC Manager clients. I currently have my eye on Boinctasks but I would also like to know how do do it with the stock BOINC Manager.

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Message 48672 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 19:56:02 UTC

To control remotely using BOINC Manager, you would utilize BOINC GUI RPC (Gaphical User Interface Remote Procedure Call). Here is a link to get you started: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controlling_BOINC_remotely. There are some config files and passwords to set up but it does work.

Hope that helps.

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Message 48674 - Posted: 7 Jan 2018 | 22:17:51 UTC - in response to Message 48668.

I currently have my eye on Boinctasks but I would also like to know how do do it with the stock BOINC Manager.

Set up the config files and passwords as captainjack says - they are needed, and work exactly the same whatever tool you decide on.

BoincTasks will allow you to view all machines and tasks on a single console screen. BOINC Manager only allows you to view one machine at a time.

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Message 48675 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018 | 1:23:30 UTC

I add this to cc_config.xml

<allow_remote_gui_rpc>1</allow_remote_gui_rpc>


And remote control with BOINCTasks. Easiest way to set it up.

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Message 48677 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018 | 15:00:27 UTC - in response to Message 48675.

TeamViewer. Allows you to see the entire system not just boinc. I can go in and look at everything. Across to files,etc
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Message 48678 - Posted: 8 Jan 2018 | 15:14:18 UTC - in response to Message 48677.

TeamViewer. Allows you to see the entire system not just boinc. I can go in and look at everything. Across to files,etc

I currently use teamviewer but for a large number of systems it's a bit of a hassle. It will always be my go-to for file management and seeing what the system is actually doing but for a quick look and clicking update on GPUGrid something like BOINCtasks works really well.

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