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Create a user for a service

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Kurt Brecheisen

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 17:45

We have a Client/Server product that we have written a print service for. What I would like to do during the Server and Client installations is:

1. During the Server installation, check for the existence of a Domain account (local account if no domain is present)
2. If there is no account, create a “fixed” account of [Domain\VTPrintServer] and a fixed password
3. During the Client installation, use this account as the startup account for the service.

Does anyone have any experience with doing this sort of thing?

I suspect some sort of Custom Action in an MSI install my be the way to go, however I can use any version of InstallShield, including the new DevStudio ( which is on the way to me ) as I own them all.
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Stefan Krueger

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 08:12

MSi help includes an article "How do I use a custom action to create user accounts on the local computer?" that might be of help.