Alright, so some of you know that I'm my company's IT guy. We're currently researching options for a new file/print server, and I've got some ideas and questions. Eric (lsvtec) has been very helpful so far, and I wanted to get some more opinions. Our current setup (don't laugh, we're a small office): -P2 266 running Windows NT 4.0 -Old-school tape backup drive -Serving project files and serving one printer and one plotter -6-8 computers connected in a workgroup, no one doing any sort of heavy downloading/uploading from the server -No real security issues We don't have any issues with the setup being slow, only that we're running out of disk space and the box is hella noisy. My idea, in part suggested by Eric: Get basically a glorified desktop machine, with a P4, some RAM, a big-ass hard drive, and some sort of backup system and run it on Windows XP. Why? We're on a budget of about $1200. No money for dual RAIDed drives, backup power systems, or a 10 client Windows Server 2003. Our setup sounded great, until a shmuck at Dell (who we get our machines through) really tried to talk me out of it, saying we'll be slow, and Windows XP is not a good OS to use for a small server. Anyway, my questions are as follow: -Can anyone see why not to use the above setup? Anyone have any personal experience with a similar setup? If you see problems, what's a good compromise that won't break the budget? Finally, what should I be looking at as far as a simple backup system goes? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading all the BS.