Win Server 2008 R2 on a Laptop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone installed Win 2008 Server R2 on a laptop (as a server not a workstation)? if so what were the specs of the laptop (brand, etc). I know it is not the thing to do but it is what we need !
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:31 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I wouldnt personally recommend installing windows 2008 R2 on a laptop even though you have quad core processor.
    You have to install it on a server ( dell / hP). And in real world scenario , none of the org recommend you to install on a laptop and waste a license as the license is costly.

    You need to have 64bit firmware

    You can have a check at the below site

    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 6:46 AM
  • If the laptop has enough power/capability then why not? A bit difficult to lug a server around the airport and on the plane itself. Some of us have the license for nothing (almost). And it has taken the Admins folks 3 months to even get us a "server". 3 months twiddling thumbs for 8 people will pay for the license I am sure in less than a week.
    Amin Adatia
    Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:27 PM