Use application data specific to user in services running through Network Service account

I have a Azure DevOps Pipeline configured to run over Network Service account. It tries to run an application which stores its settings in the user’s Roaming AppData folder.

When, I try to run the application through the pipeline, it throws errors telling settings not found.

I believe this is because Network Service account’s AppData is being maintained separately.

%windir%ServiceProfilesNetworkServiceAppDataRoaming

I was thinking to copy the AppData files from the user’s AppData folder to this location. However, I don’t think this is the correct way to handle this problem.

What if I copy the AppData to the the ProgramData folder? Would that work?

%ProgramData%

Is there a better way to do this?

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