I have setup a few Windows Server 2012 VMs and am experimenting with my first Core install. I intend to manage these servers with Server Manager and PowerShell. As I understand it, I either need to add my user to the local admin group of the remote system or "Manage As" the servers with the domain admin's account. A 3rd option I can see is creating a new account that only has local admin privileges for servers that I will be managing in this way.
Which of the three practices is the most appropriate? (Or is there a better 4th option?)
- Add my user to remote server's local admin group.
- Use Server Manager's "Manage As" option to connect to the remote servers with the domain admin's credentials.
- Create a new user that is only added as the local admin where appropriate and then use "Manage As" to connect.
- Something else?