+ 0 Votes What is the purpose of the server cpguru21 Updated - September 13, 2013 at 8:45am PST What this person need the server to do? I understand you asking about client access licenses but depending on the purpose or need of the server, there may be some nice low cost solutions out there. Either way you should have a good understanding of what is needed in the office environment. + 0 Votes He want to have an AD to have more control. sanwardak September 13, 2013 at 8:45am PST Hi Just to make work easy for his staff he want to setup AD and join workstations and have shared folders. separate users based on their duty like different OUs. Now he do backup on each station and dont have much control over users. Thanks + 0 Votes Server 2012 pdr5407 September 16, 2013 at 10:26am PST I would recommend Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which is designed for less than 25 users, all calcs are included. I don't think that you can purchase 2008 anymore.