Salvete! I have installed Windows7 64bit on an Oracle VirtualBox VM. I am preparing to install Sharepoint (Enterprise 2010), but I've a question about how this will work with my network's Active Directory domain.
I normally use a domain account. I have connected my VM to the domain (out of habit, really). When I install Sharepoint on this machine, do I need to create another set of service accounts for Sharepoint to run with?
If my VM weren't connected to the domain, since I am using Windows7 ad my dev atmosphere, where would Sharepoint get its userbase?
If anyone is interested in the outcome of this question, I accepted Per Jacobsens answer, and did, indeed install Sharepoint 2010 on Windows 7 on an Oracle Virtual Machine (I an extra Win7 license). I set both the primary and secondary farm administrators to the same accounts I use on my production server. The new sharepoint installation uses the same Active Directory Domain (I only have one on the server) as the production server. Everything works just fine. I installed Sharepoint simply using SharePoint's own installer, and did not configure any mysites for this installation. The only thing I think I had to configure special is the the timer job service which is not set by default to run automatically. God bless!