Windows 2012 R2 -- install software, then add to domain

I am replacing old server hardware with new server
hardware and someone told me I should join it to the
domain before installing the server's Symantec BackupExec,
AntiVirus, etc so the services start as DOMAIN\AdminName
instead of LOCAL\AdminName

Is this any REAL benefit of adding
to domain before installing everything ?
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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
If you are installing backupexec, yes join it to the domain first.  Your domain account will be needed for backup exec if it will be backing up domain computers on your network.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
We always set up a server on a domain before installing software. For some software it does not matter. For Symantec, it wants to know where it is and what it is managing when installed. Similar for backup software.
Darius GhassemCommented:
Always read documentation provided for each software, service, or possible role being installed on a server. Reviewing documentation helps map out steps of installation, configuration, and\or migration before actually implementing, so conflicts and requirements are known beforehand.

Symantec Backup Exec could run on a local account or domain account but it depends on your requirements. Normal steps are to get infrastructure configuration done before installing additional software.
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