I need to keep an eye on our small company server while I'm away. I Have Windows2008 server with a spare NIC and went through all the steps to setup a WIndows VPN.
But before I set the port forward on the router - do I really need a VPN?
All I want to do is remote desktop into that one server I don't need to be on the LAN and don't need access to other machines.
What I would like to do is limit external access to only from one account = me (I have CXOs who think "password" is a good password !) and ideally only allow connections from a single external laptop.
I can do all this easily on Linux with SSH and shared keys, I could also go and buy a CISCO VPN router (although management would still make the password "password")
Any suggestions for doing this with Win2008?