I have been asked to upgrade a golf club's small network system to improve performance. One of the options is to move to a server-based OS rather. The current 'server' runs Windows XP. One of their key issues is not being able to manage security access to various folder and files; at the moment, all 6 users have access to everything.
Can anyone advise the pros and cons of using a Windows 7 based 'server' rather than one using a proper MS server OS in relation to file and folder access and user groups?
The company that provides the club membership etc. software advises that they don't have to have a full server OS and can run the systems under Windows 7.
I don't want to advise spending a lot of money if they can get away with a W7 solution. I don't have a lot of server experience but am a CompTIA+ Technician.