said by JoelC707:
Does this only apply to the development version? I ask because I've had absolutely zero problems getting 7.0.28 to install on any OS I've tried so far (Windows XP, Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008/R2, Server 2012). I do have to manually install the AMD OpenCL app for GPU on Server 2012 (and possibly 2008/R2) but that's it.
This applies to any version of BOINC.
Try making your server 2008 as domain controller and BOINC will not install.