Hello everyone. Well I finally got the money together to say good to my PII 350mhz file server computer. I just picked up 512MB RAM, and a sempron 2400 proc. I had a friend give me a sockaet A mobo. I also picked up the Cooler Master CM Stacker case to give me expandibility in the future when I buy more drives... So.. now that I have the juice to run windows without the computer freezing up every 10 minutes, I want to load 2003 Server edition. I think that is the best one for a server right? (don't know linux). The thing is that I am so confused with all these different 2003 server editions. There's enterprise, corporate, SBS. Which one do you guys think that I should use. I have no idea in the differences among them. Just to give u an overview of my setup. I have 2 desktops 1 laptop and a HTPC that will always be connected to the network. I need the server to always be running to store all my movies so that I can access any time on the HTPC. I also need to be able to share partions and map them as network drives... In addition I want to have some folders to only be available to my computer so tha tno other computer on the network can see it. In addition I would like to be able to log in to the server and make changes any time as I please form a remote PC. ( I am doing that right now with ultraVNC but as I understand 2003 Server edition is specifically made for this purpose). I am really excited about the new server and I am completly new to all this. I look to finally set up my home network the right way once. Like a small business would. Please make comments, suggesitons, and please help me out with this. I appreciate everone's contribution and time. Also I believe Verizon FIOS is coming soon to my area so my crappy DSL conneciton will go, and its upload time! Thanks everyone again and sorry about the long thread. *EDIT* Sorry guys but one more thing I need ot be able to do. I think 2003 server does this at least one of the version sright? I need for the server to automatically download the latest virus definitions from norton and all the updates and automatically update all the computers on the network (Ill make sure that they are all using the same version of norton). Also if possible to do the same with windows updates. The thing is the updates on 2003 server are probably not oging to be the same as for XP Pro which all of the computers are running right now. Thanks again guys. Hopefully I can get some help on tihs.