After some thoughts on the following;
I will shorty be installing a remote office that requires a VPN connection to head office. Head office advise that in order to connect we must use IPSEC/SHA1/PRE Shared key. They advise me to either use a router to establish this VPN or (as is our case) if a single PC will be using the VPN connection just use a VPN client. I am potentially looking at buying a Dell loaded with Vista for the job and wonder if the VPN client with Vista will support the IPSEC/SHA1/PRE Shared key. I've had a quick google and coulnd't track the info down. Head office advised to use something like SSH-Sentinel as XP VPN client is "hard to work" Is this correct? I've only used PPTP within XP and they worked fine in the past. Can you please post link to confirm Vista will support IPSEC/SHA1/PRE Shared key.
What are your thoughts on using the built in Vista VPN client if it does indeed support IPSEC/SHA1/PRE Shared key? Should I be looking for 3rd party solution to establish the VPN?