I'm setting up a new laptop which includes installing Windows 7 Ultimate, Visual Studio 2010 Pro with SQL and Office 2010. The machine will be connected to the office domain sometimes but not always. I plan on keeping databases on the local machine while in the development stage and then migrating them to one of our servers when we go into production. I'll also be running the Office 2010 Suite including Outlook which needs to connect to our Exchange Server for email, contacts, etc.
I’m concerned about permissions particularly for SQL Server and Outlook when I'm not connected to the domain. Is it better to setup an machine account on the domain and then install all the software or should I install all the software under a local machine account and then attach the machine to the domain?