Bamboo Agent running as SYSTEM account

Hi,

We have a bamboo agent installed on a Windows server and is running as a service. On the service it's setup to log on using one of our domain service accounts i.e. svc_bamboo_agent. The problem I have is that when I run a simple bamboo Script task on the agent 'echo %username%' it's displaying as 'SYSTEM' instead of the expected 'svc_bamboo_agent'. Why is this? How do I change it so the script is run under the service account 'svc_bamboo_agent?

Cheers

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Hi John,

It seems like this is a known issue on Windows.

The good news is that the process should still be running as svc_bamboo_agent - just try running whoami in your script task - you should find that that returns svc_bamboo_agent, and it's really just the %USERNAME% variable that's incorrectly set by Windows.

If you depend on that variable, you can set it to the actual username as part of your script task.

Cheers,

Christian

Premier Support Engineer

Atlassian

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