Trying to make a PAD flow that is scheduled to run daily. Have a gateway setup and have the flow setup and running in PAD manually. I setup a scheduled cloud flow and try to add a "Desktop Flow" to it. It has you enter a gateway, domain/user, and password. I keep getting this error no matter what I enter for the "Domain and username" field
The (slightly out of date) documentation for this field online says
Domain and Username: Provide your device account. You can use a local account by using the name of the user (for example, “MACHINENAME\User” or “local\User”), or an Active Directory account such as “DOMAIN\User”.
And I've tried all kinds of combinations of the machine name\user, domain\user, and machine name.domain\user and it can't seem to connect at all.
I don't know if the fact I am logged into one machine and remoting onto another is causing some confusion here? The machine I am remoting into is the one with PAD installed that I am trying to schedule it to run this on. I also don't have admin privileges, so don't know if that would cause this error?
In Task Manager -> Services tab on the target machine, is UIFlowService running? Related troubleshooting steps if it's not (may need admin privileges / IT assistance): Service 'UIFlowService' (UIFlowService) failed to ... - Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)
If anyone could provide a better example than the documentation gives on how to specify your machine within an Active Directory environment, that would be helpful as well. The documentation just says "MACHINENAME\User" or "DOMAIN\User" and neither of those work. The error message is not helpful either, because it displays this same error even if I enter nonsense in the fields.
I think I need to be able to specify a certain machine and user within the active directory domain, but I'm not certain how to format this.
So, the documentation is not really explicit enough that you need an On-Premise Gateway installed on the machine you are trying to automate from. It does say "You need the on-premise gateway for your device...", but every other purpose I've seen the On-Premise Gateway is used for, it's typical to have it installed on a dedicated non-user machine. I had assumed this just meant it needs to be accessible in the same way it is for other uses, because you can see your existing gateway on the selection list. It's really confusing that you need an entirely separate local Gateway installation specifically for PAD integration into flows.
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