A. Yes. Because the Server 2008 R2 core installation now includes .NET components, it's possible to install certain Exchange 2007 roles on a core installation.
The full process can be seen in a blog entry by clustering MVP Joachim Nässlander.
It is important to understand that just because it's possible to install Exchange 2007 on a Server 2008 R2 server core doesn't mean Microsoft supports it.Related Reading:
- Protecting Exchange Server Data at Rest
- OWA vs. Outlook in 2010
- Moving Exchange to the Cloud, Part 1
- Q. What is online mailbox migration?
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