+ 9 Votes Don't do it gechurch January 1, 2013 at 7:23pm PST You shouldn't be suprised by this answer... don't do it yourself. Hire someone that knows what they're doing. Trying to do the initial setup of servers and desktops for 80 staff and students by yourself when you have no server experience is totally insane. If you try to do this yourself you will waste a lot of time and you will make all sorts of mistakes - some that cost money as well as your time - and you will eventually figure out that this is too big a project to take on yourself and will hire a pro anyway. Your boss will find the money. If he can afford to buy 80 computers and to pay the salaries of his teachers, then he can afford to get the IT that will run the whole operation set up properly.