Server 2012 RS Standard Planning

It's been a while since I've planned a new server strategy.  There are so many options and looking for some guidance on best practices.  (no Laughing please) Currently we have 1win2000 Global catalog, active directory server, 1 Server 2003
file/ accounting host server and 1 server 2008 r2 hyper-v enabled running 2 vms for remote offsite users.  We have about 34 users over 30 client desktops (win7-win8)  All server systems are running solid, but would like to
start consolidating.
Moving forward, I'm not interested in trying to figure out how to get active directory from my win200 server, over to a new server 2012.  I'm ok with starting from scratch.
Required Roles:
File server
SQL Server for SAGE Accpac database (about 20gb accounting databse)
3-6 Remote offsite users (RDS? or Hyper-v?)
What I'd like to buy is 1 physical Lenovo server with 2 Xeon 6core CPU's, 24gb ram, 2tb storage.
Is it wrong for me to want the above mentioned roles to run on 1 server?
Should I do it on 1 server with server vms in hyper v?
If I could, I'd install server 2012R2 Standard as a New Domain global cat/active directory server.
I'd then install file server role and SQL server for the accounting DBs.  My thoughts for the 3-6  offsite remote users would be to run virtualized win7 machines.  Does this setup sound feasible in the way I've outlined it?  I usually
read people objecting to having all these roles on 1 server instance, but we are pretty small (less than 40 users) and feel 1 server could easily handle this load.
Robert

Hi
 Further clarify:-)
If you plan to buy 1 physcial server you can create this topology;
- Install Server 2012 r2 Standard on your physcial envorenment
- Also install hyper-v role (Windows Server 2012 r2 standard Support vm with licenced)
- Install first vm and configure as an DC.
- Install second Vm and install SQL server on this.
As you say you have 3 Physcial server thats great...
- Install Windows Server 2012 r2 on each 3 physcial server
- Also install Hyper-v role on this 3 server 2012 r2 standard (also you can create totally 6 Vm wth licence on server 2012 standard with hyper-v)
- Install PDC on a vm,then install another vm and add as an Additional DOmain Controller (for Redundacy AD DS,DNS)
- Install 2 vm server and configure a SQL cluster
- install file server another vm
- install RDS server on another vm
Is this appropriate?

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