Service User Options

When AutoMate accesses restricted or secured resources such as network shares, it runs as the "LocalSystem" user unless a service user has been specified. The File Trigger, task database location, and default task location are directly affected by the access permissions of the service user.

To avoid the permission limitations of the local user, you can set a default service user that AutoMate will impersonate when accessing secured or restricted resources.

To set the Service User options:

  1. From the System menu in the Task Administrator window, select Options.

  2. Click the Service User tab (displayed below).

  3. Enter the properties as follows:

Default user name

The user name of the service user.  This can be either a plain user name (i.e. "sparky"), or a user name/domain combination (i.e. "sparky@networkautomation.com")  When the latter form is used, the domain field is disabled

Default password

The password to be used with the service user name specified above. This option can be blank if no password is associated with the selected user.

Default domain/machine name

The domain or machine name for which the user is a member.  This option can be left blank if the user is not a member of a domain or if there is only one workgroup for the machine.

  1. Click OK.

See Also

Configuring AutoMate

Service User Options

Setting Task Security

About Remote Administration

Proxy Options