Question about domain discovery
Posted on 2010-01-07
I have a newbie question about domain discovery.
The short story is that I am setting up a development sharepoint server on my pc running windows 2008 r2 and hyper V virtual servers. At a previous employment I set this up following the popular guidelines suggesting creating Active Directory and using specific AD accounts for the different sharepoint services etc. But, at my new employment I was told not to set up Active Directory on my development box because then PCs in the company will discover it. They said to use local accounts instead.
Could you please explain this to me? Usually I can find lots of info on the net about stuff like this, but I haven't found much on this. Is the concern justified? How does it work?
FYI, my pc and virtual dev servers do not join the company domain.
Thanks very much,