I’ll be honest … I’m lazy. I hate doing repetitive things over, and over, and over again. So, while I was going through and installing Commerce Server 2007 on a new virtual machine, I decided to script out the creation of the local user accounts. Before we get to the script, a little background …

It is recommended that you create multiple accounts to handle the various roles within Commerce Server (such as the four web services, staging, etc). In a production environment, these should be created as Domain accounts; however, in development (or the virtual world) you may not have access to, or wish to use, a domain. Consequently, you can create these users as local accounts as well.

Below is a script that will go ahead and create these local users for you (if I have time I’ll create a similar script for domain accounts). Copy the text (or download the link) and save it to a .vbs file. You should be able to simply double-click the file, and then open up Local Users and Groups under Computer Management to double-check.

' =====================================================  
' Author: Wade Wegner  
' Create date: 06/13/2007  
' Description: Automate the creation of CS 2007 users  
' File Name: CreateCS2007LocalUsers.vbs  
' =====================================================  
' Set the local computer name  
strComputer = "."  
' Run the Load method  
' Encapsulates the processing of this script  
Sub Load()  
    ' Create the CS 2007 users  
    CreateUser "CatalogWebSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Catalog Web service"  
    CreateUser "CSDMSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Commerce Server Direct mailer service"  
    CreateUser "CSHealthMonitorSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Commerce Server health Monitoring service"  
    CreateUser "CSLOB","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Commerce Server adapters"  
    CreateUser "CSStageSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Commerce Server Staging service"  
    CreateUser "MarketingWebSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Marketing Web service"  
    CreateUser "OrdersWebSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Orders Web service"  
    CreateUser "ProfilesWebSvc","Pa$$w0rd","Account for running the Profiles Web service"  
    CreateUser "RunTimeUser","Pa$$w0rd","IIS account for accessing a Commerce Server site or application"  
    MsgBox "Complete!"  
End Sub  
' Create the local user  
Sub CreateUser(userName, password, description)  
    ' Check to see if the user exists; if so, then skip  
    If NOT CheckIfUserExists(userName) Then  
        Set objComputer = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "")  
        nbsp;Set objUser = objComputer.Create("user", userName)  
        objUser.SetPassword password  
        objUser.FullName = userName  
        objUser.Description = description  
        objUser.Put "UserFlags", 65600 ' Sets Password Never Expires to TRUE  
        ' and sets User Can't Change Password to TRUE  
        MsgBox userName & " already exists!"  
    End If  
End Sub  
' Check to see if user exists  
Function CheckIfUserExists(userName)  
    Set objComputer = GetObject("WinNT://" & strComputer & "")  
    objComputer.Filter = Array("user")  
    intFound = 0  
    For Each User In objComputer  
        If lcase(User.Name) = lcase(userName) Then  
            intFound = 1   
        End If   
    If intFound = 1 Then  
        CheckIfUserExists = True  
        CheckIfUserExists = False  
    End If  
End Function

And there you have it!

CreateCS2007LocalUsers.vbs (2.46 KB)

I hope someone else finds this useful!

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