Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1070 closed bug (wontfix)

Vista/Win7 UAC + MPICH2

Reported by: jayesh Owned by: jayesh
Priority: major Milestone: future
Component: mpich Keywords:
Cc: Len@…

Description (last modified by balaji)

SMPD fails to launch an MPI job on Vista if the UAC for a registered user account is turned on. The user is able to submit a job successfully after UAC is turned off for the user.

-Jayesh

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Len@…

  • Summary changed from Vista UAC + MPICH2 to Windows 7 bug too

Hi Jayesh --

I think you can add Windows 7 to Vista for the UAC bug. I turned off UAC on my Windows 7 box and was able to run a simple mpiexec command.

--len

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jayesh

  • Summary changed from Windows 7 bug too to Vista/Win7 UAC + MPICH2

Please don't change the summary of the ticket (unless you are adding more information to it). It is preferred to add more info via text to the ticket.

-Jayesh

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by jayesh

The user mentioned offline that he knows of atleast one user for whom Vista/Win7_professional + MPICH2 works without turning UAC off.

-Jayesh

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by jayesh

  • Milestone changed from mpich2-1.3 to mpich2-1.3.1

Install info for Vista/Win7 users is updated in [c4541b9ae09052a436b1d0751273e15f103cd205] .
The real soln is to fix the installer.

-Jayesh

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by jayesh

With [8f132ce65f25800915bf508594a9ad74254ff981] MPICH2 can be installed by d-clicking the installer on Vista. However the real soln would be to allow installing MPICH2 without admin privs.
With the recent changes we tested MPICH2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with UAC on and did not have any problems running an MPICH2 job.

-Jayesh

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by jayesh

  • Milestone changed from mpich2-1.3.2 to mpich2-1.3.3

The installation still seems to have some problems (though no error message is received during installation). We might need to separate parts of code that require admin privs from other parts and use the admin code during installation process.

-Jayesh

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by balaji

  • Milestone changed from mpich2-1.3.3 to mpich2-1.4

Milestone mpich2-1.3.3 deleted

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by balaji

  • Milestone changed from mpich2-1.4 to future

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by balaji

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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