I have been thinking of getting a real server for when my new partner comes .. say June 2008 ? July ? I want everything to run smoothly when he gets here. I will be adding clients ... so I want to minimize downtime. What if I just bought something like this ... for testing purposes .. Concerns .... would I lose my ability to have a mapped folder on the server ? As it is now, all my PCs share a directory on my "server" PC, called S: drive (documents) and R: drive - applications (files to install applications). What advantages would there be ? Maybe buying a Windows 2003 machine is a better idea. I guess the advantages and disadvantages would fall into two categories - synapse related - other software related. ideas ?