I'm setting up a Active Directory lab environment on a Windows 8.1 laptop. I now have a Windows Server Core 2012 domain controller running inside a VM. I installed Server Manager for Windows 8.1 and have set things up so I can manage everything from the Win8.1 host machine.
Well, everything except Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC). When started it produces an error: Your account or computer is not joined to any domain. Join to a domain and try again. All other AD-related management tools work just fine.
Is it impossible to run ADAC outside an AD domain or am I still missing some configuration? I do not want to join the host machine to the lab domain.