Windows Server 2008 as a workstation

Quick notes on howto to install Windows Server 2008 as a workstation on Dell XPS M1330.

  • Boot the Windows Server 2008 DVD;
  • Select the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (complete installation) option;
  • Format the disk;
  • Finish the installation;
  • Set the root password and login as Administrator;
  • Configure the basics parameters;
  • Create a user with limited permissions;
  • Install the missing drivers;
  • Configure Hibernation (just after video driver installation?);

    powercfg.exe -h on

  • Download and run the Windows Server 2008 Workstation Converter (http://w2k8ws.freeunh.org/Serv08Convert12.zip ).

Sources:
How to convert your Windows Server 2003 to a Workstation!
Windows Server 2008 Workstation Converter
Windows Server 2008 Hibernation

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