Hello together, sorry for my bad english, iam not a native speaker.
iam building a deployment infrastructure with Puppet and Foreman for provisioning Windows Server on a VMWare/VSphere infrastructure. Iam still a Trainee and nobody who i know, has experience with Linux, Puppet, Foreman ... At the moment, i can create a new host based on a vmware template connected with a user_data file. Honestly, i copy the whole user_data file from different internet blogs and after many try&error this works fine for Windows Server 2012 R2. My problem is, that i really not understand how i can create a user_data file from scratch. I find absolutly no documentation who explains the concept of the user_data file. If different blogs does not show me examples of a user_data file for Windows Server 2012 R2, i never know how i can build a user_data file for Windows. I even wouldnt know a user_data file exists ... For example, i dont know where i can find the parameters for this file and i do not know how i build this file for different Systems (Windows Server 2008, 2012/R2, 2016...). Because my file does not work for Windows Server 2016 anymore. Can anyone maybe give the right direction what i have to search? (Keywords, Documentation Sites). Iam really wondering how a user_data File is build. What is "this language", where the user_data file Parameters came from? So many Questions :) .. Thanks for any help leignti p.s. if sb is interested what i meen with the user_data File for Windows, below you can see my user_data file for Windows Server 2012 R2. <%- powershell = '%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -NoLogo -NoProfile' -%> --- identity: Sysprep: guiRunOnce: commandList: - '%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -Command "__Installation_Path_Here__"' guiUnattended: autoLogon: true autoLogonCount: 1 password: plainText: true value: '7$sagadmin' timeZone: 110 identification: domainAdmin: '__OUR_DOMAIN_USER__' domainAdminPassword: plainText: true value: '__OUR_PASSWORD___' joinDomain: '__OUR_DOMAIN__' licenseFilePrintData: autoMode: 'perSeat' userData: computerName: <%= @host.shortname %> fullName: 'IT' orgName: '__OUR_COMPANYNAME__' productId: 'D2N9P-3P6X9-2R39C-7RTCD-MDVJX' nicSettingMap: - adapter: dnsDomain: <%= @host.domain %> dnsServerList: - <%= @host.subnet.dns_primary %> gateway: - <%= @host.subnet.gateway %> ip: <%= @host.ip %> subnetMask: <%= @host.subnet.mask %> globalIPSettings: dnsServerList: - <%= @host.subnet.dns_primary %> dnsSuffixList: - <%= @host.domain %> options: changeSID: true deleteAccounts: false -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Foreman users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to foreman-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/foreman-users. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.