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Can Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64 drivers be used for Windows Server 2008 x64, including R2?

Can Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64 drivers be used for Windows Server 2008 x64, including R2?

Background: I'm planning to install Windows Server 2008 x64 on a desktop class system that I'm building using a recent Intel mainboard. While it's not server-class hardware intended for production use, I develop web applications for a living and it's handy to have a non-virtual server O/S to develop/test against. (There are non-trivial differences from workstation-class OS's to server-class OS's. Recall, say, Windows XP's IIS 5.1 vs. Windows Server 2003's IIS 6.0 with app pools, etc.)

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Yes, you should be able to without any problem. The underlying kernel is the same for both Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. I, personally, have not had any issues when using a "Windows Vista" driver on Windows Server 2008.