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
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'