When installing Jenkins - Windows10 not domain joined - I get to a service configuration step, where in the past I would have either used my own interactive logon account to run the service under, or woudl crreate a new user account. I'm unsure how to even do the latter on Windows10 Pro. I'm clearly wanting to create a "virtual account", but not finding a simple explanation of all the implications. Where am I going wrong?

I found this confusing solution but got stuck https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e06a5a26-7b25-467f-acc6-09c215f8071f/windows-10-how-to-create-local-service-accounts-for-iis-sql-btsync-and-other-services?forum=win10itprosecurity

I thought this answer would help me, but it's aimed at the same problem or no? How to Create Local Windows Desktop Service Accounts?

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    How does the answer to that question, not answer your question, seems applicable to your situation.
    – Ramhound
    Apr 13, 2021 at 19:52
  • The answer covered steps which are either incomplete, require additional knowledge, or were merely disabled on my system for some reason since it was perhaps assuming a domain joined host or other pre-condition which I was unaware of? User can create accounts with a PIN, passwords are not settable.
    – Conrad B
    Apr 20, 2021 at 7:15


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