I was under the impression that once you joined a domain that the local admin account would be disabled. I did the following in Azure:
- Created Windows Server 2012 R2 instance and promoted to domain controller.
- Created SQL Server 2012 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 database instance and joined domain.
On my Windows 7 box with Remote Desktop 6.2.9200 (RDP Protcol 8.0), I could not RDP to my boxes without using the domain admin account I had created. In other words, I was under the impression that the local admin account had been deactivated.
On my Mac however, using the RDP client from the app store, I was able to login with the local admin account with no issues. I also noticed that I could RDP from an older RDP client on another Win7 box.