Can Windows 7 service control command recognise username with localhost domain?

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QUESTION :

I have set up a new user called MY_SERVUSER on a Windows 7 via computer management on a computer that is not on a domain. I have a script that sets up our service to start as that user that used to work under previous windows but now doesn’t.

The script calls something like:

sc config ConverterService start= auto obj= localhostMY_SERVUSER password= password

Which gets this error:

The account name is invalid or does
not exist, or the password is invalid
for the account name specified.

But if I run it like this it works:

sc config ConverterService start= auto obj= computernameMY_SERVUSER password= password

The computer is not on a domain. My guess is that in Windows 7 there is some sort of domain even if we are not on a domain. Is this correct? Is there anything that can be done to allow my scripts to continue using localhostusername instead of computernameusername?

If I need some other way to create the user that is fine but the same sc command must be able to run on multiple computers.

ANSWER :

Windows batch files have access to the current computer name as %COMPUTERNAME% so you can just use

%COMPUTERNAME%MY_SERVUSER

as the username.

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