Can the Active Roles Server service be installed on any version of Windows Server Core?
The Active Roles Server Service cannot be installed on any version of Windows Server Core.
Active Roles Server installation components require .NET Framework to be installed as its prerequisite. Microsoft .NET Framework is not available on Microsoft Windows Server Core installations.
Active Roles Server is also dependent on having the ADSI Provider installed, but Internet Explorer is not available on Server Core installations. This is also applicable to the Active Roles Web Interface components being installed on any version of Windows Server Core it is not supported.
For more information on this refer to the following Microsoft TechNet article - IIS 7.0 on Windows Server Core Installations: