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How to tell BOINC to use Home/Work preferences instead of default

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Message 9460 - Posted: 17 Feb 2005, 13:56:35 UTC

Hi,

I have just installed BOINC and CP on my home and work machines.
How do I tell the client to use the Home/Work preferences set instead of the default preferences?

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Message 9461 - Posted: 17 Feb 2005, 14:08:33 UTC

Because of a problem in the BOINC software the only way you can change your location with version 4.19 or less is by manually editing the client_state.xml file.

You need to add the line

<b>&lt;host_venue&gt;home&lt;/host_venue&gt;</b>

before the last line in the file. Change 'home' to 'work' or 'school' depending on the location you want to use. To revert back to global settings you have to delete the line.
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Message 9462 - Posted: 17 Feb 2005, 14:18:29 UTC - in response to Message 9461.  

&gt; Because of a problem in the BOINC software the only way you can change your
&gt; location with version 4.19 or less is by manually editing the client_state.xml
&gt; file.
&gt;
&gt; You need to add the line
&gt;
&gt; <b>home</b>
&gt;
&gt; before the last line in the file. Change 'home' to 'work' or 'school'
&gt; depending on the location you want to use. To revert back to global settings
&gt; you have to delete the line.

Thanks for the quick answer!
This seems to work. I'l have to add, however, that it seems one needs to close BOINC before making this change. I first tried it while BOINC was running and restarted it afterwards, but it seems to overwrite any changes at program end.

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Message 9468 - Posted: 17 Feb 2005, 15:33:45 UTC - in response to Message 9462.  

&gt; This seems to work. I'l have to add, however, that it seems one needs to close
&gt; BOINC before making this change.

Oops, I forgot to mention that bit. Sorry.
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