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How can I perform an unattended Installation cloudbase-init forcing to use local system and not create a new user

asked 2022-09-16 19:16:09 +0300

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I would like to have cloudbase init install silently and use the local system account to run the service. By default it wants to create the user cloud-init. I can do this through the GUI installation but we have automation in place to create our templates automatically. I searched many times for a solution but I was not able to find one.

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answered 2022-09-19 18:10:25 +0300

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You can perform it using the flag RUNSERVICEASLOCALSYSTEM=1.

Full example:
msiexec /i $CloudbaseInitMsiPath /qn RUNSERVICEASLOCALSYSTEM=1

More examples can be found here: .

Thank you,

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