Well i have been steadily expanding my home network/domain and i am at the point were i dont really want to add anymore computer then i have to. I need to be setting up a VPN server here, and was planning on setting it up on my fileserver (p4 @ 3Ghz, 1GB ram, lots of HDD space) basically the fileserver is just storage for files on my homenetwork; music, movies, photoshop files, iso's etc. Now i think it would be better to install the VNC server on there as i could than keep all that stuff running on a single box, (also will be running a Winamp remote service pretty soon, probobly a small ftp daemon, and a few other things) Now my question is what kind of impact will logging into the VNC account of that machine cause to it? I will than have to install some basic daily apps (web browser, IM client, word processor, etc, etc.) I was always taught not to do this for a server though have never tried and am curiouse what exactly the implications/negative marks would be. I would also be remote desktopping into other machines on the network from the VNC machine (log into VNC, than from there RD into other boxes) Would i be better off to set all this up on a dedicated machine so that i can keep the server clean? (I think this is the best option). Just wanted some opinions, and curiouse what kind of setups people are running at home. The other reason i ask is that i might be migrating the fileserver OS over into something diffrent here soon that may not play nice with VNC, or apps.