done a bit of tinkering with task scheduler -
it's easy enough to schedule a job to run folding at home. when you've created a job there is an option in the advanced proprties to have it shut down after a set time limit but this does not seem to work. maybe you can find a way? anyway a possible workaround is to schedule a job to start folding. then you can set another job to reboot the pc 12 hours later using the following command in windows xp
shutdown -r -t 0
i would imagine it would be best to use the command line client. save to a folder and then run it to connect to f@h and enter a username and team. once successfully started, stop the client. then delete the work folder. then copy the folder to each pcs hard drive. then goto scheduled tasks and create a new job. i've tested and it seems to run ok although you can't see it. but looking at task manager i could see 100% cpu usage so it must be working. once you have created a job on one pc you can copy it to all the others providing the path to f@h and the windows username and password is the same on each pc. scheduled taks do not work on windows accounts with blank passwords
you may find some other third party scheduling software to make your life easier or use group policy with windows2000/2003 server.
EDIT: pretty new to this folding malarkey and i've been reading up. apparently you can install it as a service with firedaemon following this guidehttp://www.overclockers.com.au.../ser...new_updated.htm
alot of work for 450 machines though
and there is no reason why it should not run all the time. it has no impact on performance.http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=7380