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SBS 2003 & VPN & VPN Client

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I've never setup VPN on client PCs to a remote network, only network to network VPN.

The server is using Windows Firewall, no external router (I inherited this box, didn't set it up).  Clients are XP Pro.  Here are my questions:

Is there anything built in that I can use to implement VPN access to the local shares from remote locations?
Assuming not, then I was thinking of disabling Windows Firewall and installing a VPN router from Linksys with port 1723 open.  Does 1723 get forwarded to the server for user authentication?  Any other ports to forward?
Is there a particular VPN client that one can recommend?  Is there one built in to XP Pro?  From what I've read, PPTP is the best approach, yes?  Any other comments or help to get this setup would be appreciated.
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