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Message 1922196 - Posted: 2 Mar 2018, 21:30:02 UTC

I would like to set up my work machine to only process during non-work hrs. That means lets say 5pm-7am M-F and only if non-active on Sat and Sun. I can set time restrictions for just my Work PC's but I can not limit days. Any idea how to accomplish this? If it is not available, consider this a feature request.
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Message 1922372 - Posted: 3 Mar 2018, 8:12:50 UTC - in response to Message 1922196.  
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BOINC Manager > View > Advanced view > Options > Computing preferences > Daily schedules.

Here you can set daily overrides, format is 00:00 - 23:59.
So M-F set first value 17:00, second value 07:00, Saturday and Sunday set same time for no restrictions.
This has to be set per PC.
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Message 1922388 - Posted: 3 Mar 2018, 9:47:52 UTC - in response to Message 1922372.  

I said this has to be set per PC, but you can go to the data directory (default hidden at C:\Programdata\BOINC on Windows) and copy the global_prefs_override.xml file from one computer and give it to the others. Especially if all the other computing preferences are the same as well. Do Options->Read config files to re-read this configuration file on any of the other computers.
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Message 1922596 - Posted: 3 Mar 2018, 23:38:50 UTC - in response to Message 1922372.  

That is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks!
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Message 1922726 - Posted: 4 Mar 2018, 16:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 1922372.  

Saturday and Sunday set same time for no restrictions.
Ah, I just found that this doesn't work anymore. Start time and end time must be different, so leave a minute between them. For instance 18:00 and 17:59, that tells BOINC to continue (and it won't stop for that minute).
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