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remote access, to server or workstation, from home or office..
operating system at office: windows 2000 and windows 2000 server.
remote workstation would be windows 2000 or XP.
I need the best solution to this problem, using operating system
software or software from other sources.

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dpool@LeasePlans.com
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What do you want to be able to do? To access shared files a basic VPN will do the job for you. If you want to have desktop level control, with the server you can use remote desktop on its own or more securely through the VPN, however to have remote desktop control of a 2000 workstation you will need another application such as VNC,which is free. http://www.realVNC.com This has much lower security so it really needs to be used in conjunction with the VPN.

As for the VPN you can set up a VPN to access one device on the network, likely the server, using the built-in Windows VPN and then connect to shares on the Windows 2000 workstation from there.
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/w2k/w2k_vpn/w2k_vpn.htm

However to have full access to each machine for both shares and remote desktop management your best bet is a hardware solution, a VPN router. In order to use the above options for multiple machines requires multiple port forwarding configuration and some tweaking. A VPN router is easier to set up, more secure and you will have better performance. There are many of these units available such as the Linksys RV042, Netgear FVS318, D-Link DI-804HV and your best option a Cisco PIX 501.

Another easy to set up and free option is to use a 3rd party tool such as LogMeIN's remote access client:
http://www.logmein.com
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