With the releases of Maya 2012 SP1 & SAP there is a newer version of BackBurner 2012 that addresses a few areas of concerns for Maya users. These are:
1. Submitting Backburner jobs would sometimes hang Maya.
2. Backburner 2012 discards all network adapters on some laptops if wireless is present.
3. Launching Backburner service on Mac with start command would fail.
4. Backburner on Mac OS X always rebooting after each render job is completed.
The 2012.1 update for Backburner is available in the Maya SP/SAp installers. If you wish to install it on its own. A download has been made available on the Autodesk website: you can download it here.