Remote Access to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Server

Can someone help me with the process below. I have a client who wants to access their workstation from their home laptop. The workstation is Windows XP, it is on a lan that has a Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation OS on teh server, however, they are only using the server as a glorified file sharing device. The server is not setup with a domain, it simply is used to centralize their quickbooks data and data access. They have broadband access.
pbelang11Asked:
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Darryl AllenCommented:
Is there a way to VPN to the remote location, or can the router at the remote location port forward RDP traffic to that server?
jlindlerCommented:
So, they want access to the XP box instead of the Workstation?   There are a lot of options....   You can turn on Remote Desktop; however, this will require that you have a static IP address or be able to track IP changes from your ISP.   Then you have to go into the client's router and map a port to the Remote Desktop port of the PC.   Without taking other steps, this opens your PC up to the world for unwanted folks to attempt to access.   I use this solution in a lot of situations, because I try to secure them behind a VPN.

On the other hand, you could install a service like LogMeIn (which is free for 5 computers).   This would allow them to access and remote control their computer via a client delivered and secured by a website.   To setup this up, you simply create and account on the site, install the software on the machine you want to control, and access the site from another computer.   The rest of the steps are on the site!
pbelang11Author Commented:
darrylka,

That is what I am trying to establish. I am trying to establish a Remote Desktop Connection to the Server. What do I need to do at the server to accomplish that. The server and the corresponding workstations on the lan access the internet through a broadband cable connection provided by comcast. It is a simple cabel modem setup. I set this type of access up in the past but it was on a much larger network that had a more sophisticated cisco router.
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pbelang11Author Commented:
jlindler,

Thanks that is probably the route I will take. Do you recommend logmein over gotomypc?

jlindlerCommented:
LogMeIn is free for five computers if all you need is remote control.   They have a Pro service which adds file and print sharing remotely also for $70 a year.   Here is the comparison chart....

https://secure.logmein.com/US/comparisonchart/comparisonFPP.aspx

If you are looking for a paid service, you would be fine with either!

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