Here’s our set up.
Scheduled Runner We created a local admin account in our non-productions.
Then we added a powershell script to launch the browser to the scheduled runner.
Test configurations I prefer making the records user, the user’s membership as part of the test to ensure I have a clean, working state instead of picking a user who may have that role.
Create a base Test, a test you will have everyone start from that does the following; Create a user Create a user membership Impersonate the new user Do the actual test.