vRealize Automation 7.3 to prepare Windows Template

We just started to use vRealize Automation 7.3.

Follow the VMware official document to prepare Windows template.


Today I tried to install Windows 2016 and Windows 2012.

I used  below command to install in Windows 2016.

  • PowerShell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command prepare_vra_template.ps1

I used belwo command to install in Windows 2012.

install.bat password=Password managerServiceHost=manager_service_machine.mycompany.com managerServicePort=443 httpsMode=true cloudProvider=vsphere

All the installation is successful.

But I find one problem.

We used vRealize Automation 7.0.1 in the past. The install script will crate "darwin" account into OS.

But the script in vRA7.3 doesn't create "darwin" account.

But the official document asks the use to check it. 


Any suggestion?

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The docs most not have been updated as the agent no longer creates a local user. Use the local system option when installing using the PS1 script. If you ran that script in interactive mode and filled in the info it requests, there should be no need to run anything else.

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