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Is it possible to install Exchange 2013 on Winodws Server 2012 Essential edition?
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You can't install Exchange 2013 on Essential edition. See requirements:
http://technet.microsoft.com/library/aa996719(EXCHG.150).aspx
It could be installed on separate server:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/07/26/email-options-supported-by-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspx
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Best way to do this is to buy a SINGLE COPY of Server 2012 Standard, install Hyper-V, then use downgrade rights and install Essentials 2012 in one VM and then Server 2012 in another and add Exchange 2013 to that VM.  NOTE: YOU NEED to buy Exchange and Windows CALs if you are going to use Exchange.
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