Have you successfully installed any type of application server in your office, to run wintotal via telnet or other protocol ? My goal is to remotely log in from a laptop....say on vacation(i know that sounds bad on my part but we do what we have to), and work, while keeping data centralized. I do have a subscription to the vault, but this server would backup other things, as well - eg wife's information, family pictures, personal & business information. Would you care to share your setup, including backup, RAID, anything else you'd recommend, and your thoughts? I'm interested in how much computing power required to handle such a setup for possibly 4 simultaneous instances with room for some growth. something i heard about but know very little is to lease a server, and would also like your input or experience. A few years ago, out of curiosity i did try wintotal network install on a pentium 4 / 2.8 which gave me about 30secs of lag between forms. Having read some of the EULA i'd like my business to be as compliant as we can, and my feeling is the cost for yearly subscriptions for other users may cost more than that of a server, not factoring the cost of maintenance. and yes, i did call alamode support for specific recommendations on what kind of server for this setup but they just said to look at the dell website, which has servers from 1,000 on up to 5,000+. so not much help there. Lastly, does USPAP - or other appraisal governing body - say anything about storing and retrieving data in this fashion? i know mortgages have to be extra careful because the amount of client information, what about appraisers?