There are always circumstances that may be important but aren't clear now and certainly I wouldn't be aware of them from your brief description.
Given that, I can give a few things to think about and consider. First, you've already taken a major step with implementing AD. That will give you security and administration capabilities that you haven't had previously. Since you're doing that I would move to use that for your file and print services. If you want to use a NAS box rather than configuring your own file servers, there are several that work with AD such that it will be a consistent administration of security for you.
Good luck on this.
Evaluator Group, Inc.
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This was first published in March 2003