Issues using Windows Server 2008 as a workstation OS
Some users like to run a server OS such as Windows Server 2008 on their workstations, for example so they can have Hyper-V on their laptop to run virtual machines. You need to be aware that you may encounter certain issues when you do this. For example:
- Client and server OSes are tuned differently, which may cause certain client applications to perform poorly when run on a server OS.
- Installers for some client apps are blocked from installing on server OSes.
- Windows Server OSes do not include Bluetooth support, so your Bluetooth keyboard and mouse won't work.
- If you have Hyper-V enabled, you can't use advanced video performance features.