I have a workgroup of about 6-8 machines and we are trying to migrate to a server client environment. I want to make the change so it is easier to administrate all the machines and we are opening a small branch and I think this set-up will work better with the vpn. I am wondering what kind of processor power and ram would be sufficient for 6-8 users to be working off the server and have good performance. For example, one machine I am looking at has a Quad Core Intel Xeon E5405, 2x6MB Cache, 2.0GHz, 1333MHz FSB, and 2 gb ram. (I could probably updgrade the ram if that is suggested for this many users)
I am gunshy to buy anything because I want to make sure that I am confident the new server will be able to handle the workload before we make any purchases.