Configuring Server 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have dual os in my notebook - server 2008 and 7. I am not sure what features ( server manager) to enable in 2008 for basic users. Also drivers seems to be ok. I havent run device drivers.

    Few say server os doent work in laptops. Is that true?

    do i have to enable all 36 features?

    Monday, December 6, 2010 11:58 AM


  • To your first question, a server OS usually works, but isn't recommended
    for a laptop because there isn't usually a need that would justify the
    licensing costs and a laptop isn't usually available enough to provide
    services to other users. Additionally, laptops tend to have special
    cooling requirements that are not well supported by a server OS.
    To your second question, no, you usually never enable all of the
    features. I can't think of a possible scenario where you would.
    To figure out what roles/features you need, exactly why did you install
    a server OS on your laptop?

    -- Mike Burr
    MS Technologies - Development - *nix
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Tuesday, December 7, 2010 2:31 AM
    Monday, December 6, 2010 12:19 PM