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Establishing a VPN connecting before RDC in Mac OSX

I can connect to our VPN server in work via my Mac and can then connect to the windows server using the RDC.

Is there a way I can combine this process into on click to make things easier for my boss.

Similar to .bat file in windows, when he clicks the file it needs to establish a VPN connection and run and establish the RDC.

Possible on OSX?
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You could just connect directly to the server via RDC if you open that port (3389) on your firewall.
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Is that safe?
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instead of going thru all the headache of creating holes in firewalls and workarounds you should use
logmein. It free and pretty good.
Version 6 and up have 128-bit encryption, using the RC4 encryption algorithm. Versions prior to that had vulnerabilities.

Not all phases are encrypted but for your uses it may not matter:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275727

You can harden the process by installing a server certificate though

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895433
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