Running Server 2008 R2 On Desktop Hardware

I have a very small app that requires server 2008 or higher as its servers OS. The customer does not wan to invest in a server for this one app and wants to usea desktop instead.

The desktops he has are win 7 64bit with 8GB ram and a single core I7 processor and 128 GB SSD for the hard drive. Would this be ok to run server 2008 R@ for a small application?
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IT-Monkey-DaveCommented:
Most likely yes.  I have a couple desktop-grade machines running Server 2008 R2 as test servers for Engineering.  The work fine.
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IT-Monkey-DaveCommented:
ack, They, not The.

If Win 7 x64 runs on the boxes, you should not have any trouble unless there's some really exotic hardware involved that would need a server-specific device driver.  
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scomeauCommented:
I do this in production for some small remote sites on Dell Desktops (Optiplex 980s - i5 processor & 8G RAM). I run ESXi (4.1 free version) with Server 2008 x64 as a small DC with DHCP and RADIUS and Server 2003 with ISA 2006 as the firewall. Just make sure the NIC is in the Hardware compatability list.  BTW, this would be an ideal situation for a virtual machine if it's so small.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
To add as well usually if Windows 7 can install then Windows 2008 Server R2 can be installed.
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