Buying my school our first set of servers.
We are a K-12 school with around 600 students and around 75 staff members. I am in charge of implementing our first servers. My plan is to start slow and get AD set up for the staff and the high school which would only be around 400 people. I was hoping to get a little advice from you guys about which servers to use.
My plan so far was one of these as a domain controller
Systemax ELS Server Intel Xeon Quad-Core x3360 4GB DDR2 ECC 250GB (3 x 250GB RAID 5) DVDRW Dual GB LAN Free DOS 981149 at Global Gov/Ed
2 or these as file servers with Windows Server 2003
Visionman 3U Rackmount RAID 5 Server - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, 3x250GB SATA II -RAID5, DVDRW -LS, Quad Gigabit LAN, NO OS, Rails Included ARSI-2I3210 at Global Gov/Ed
Sans Digital AccuNAS AN104LB 4 Hot Swap Bay 1U Dual GigaLan RAID Storage at Global Gov/Ed
I'm a little worried about the NAS since I've never had to integrate a linux box into a windows domain.
My main concern however is if this stuff will be powerful enough to handle about 75-100 computers at any given time.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.