And if you're in the EU, there's a business tax that makes it even more expensive. I'd recommend that you take your business elsewhere and buy a proper server with Windows 8 and do without that ecosystem.
If I was in your shoes, I'd go with Server 2012 Standard. You can always upgrade it to Essentials if you want, or even to Datacenter (in which case you would have to do the entire work from scratch, including setting up a proper RDS environment.)
Here's a link to Microsoft's Essentials download page http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v-essentials.aspx for a download, which includes all the necessary components to take advantage of Essentials.
So what was the point of all this? If you just need to virtualize a server environment, why not get an Essentials license to start with. This would save you the headache of having to buy a second server, and the cost of the license. If you need more than a single server, it is still available at a cost of nothing more than the Standard license (I think).
Both Active sessions must be on the same server. There is no way to log into another user's account remotely. Also, Remote Desktop Services enables you to control a Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 PC that is running on the same network as your Essentials server. You can also run Office apps that are designed for Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. However, the Essentials server must be running Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter.
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