for all of the time and trouble, just bump up the settings on your gpu, throw another fan in your case, and you've made the same PPD or more. And you have easy control of the settings
1> It is NOT about being easy
2> It is NOT about increasing ppd
3> It IS about increasing Microsoft's cash donation to Stanford's Folding at Home effort
4> It IS about learning (so that it can be even easier for others)
5> It IS about getting work done for Stanford without costing me any more money that I need to spend.
If I wanted to increase my PPD, I'd just start up my other computer, it's aging, but with 2 folding capabale Fermi GPU's & a dual core processor, I could easily add another 5,000 - 8,000ppd or more to the mix. But that's a lot of extra electricity for the work being done. With Windows Azure, it costs nothing except time, & if I have time to sit here & explain that, then I obviously have time for the advancement of disease research even if it is only 100 - 120 work units over the course of 90 days.
In actuality it is VERY EASY, I'm just looking for ways to do things that it wasn't designed to do which apparently includes setting a custom user name. With nothing but a pile of computer parts & a fast internet connection, I can get this going in about 2 hours, & that includes the time to build the PC, install the OS, & all the necessary software. What??? already have a computer built you say, well even simpler then, I can have you folding with Windows Azure for team Maximum PC or any other team of your choosing in 45 minutes & most of that time is due to the software downloading & updating.
Even changing the team to Maximum PC is super simple. Just do a find (CtrlF), search for Team
with 'look in' option set to "Entire Solution". The very first one that comes up has the team number nearby, which is set to 184157. Switch to the Replace tab, & type in 184157 in the find box, 11108 in the replace box, make sure you have the "look in" options set to "Entire Solution", & Click the "Replace All" button, save, and your work will be going to "Maximum PC" instead of "Windows Azure". Don't want to fold for team Maximum PC or team Windows Azure? No problem, just put the team number of your choice in the "replace" box before clicking "Replace All".