I'm attempting to setup a connection between several Windows 7 PCs on one network and a Server 2008 R2 instance on another network. I've ascertained that the options are VPN or DirectAccess but I'm trying to determine which is better for my particular situation.
I'll start by saying I'm not really that concerned with security as I am the only person that will be using this connection; so I don't care about group policy and things of that nature.
I basically want to be able to edit files on the Server through my Windows 7 PCs; I get sick and tired of downloading and then re-uploading to change an xml setting. If I where able to mount a shared drive on the Server on my Win7 PC that would be ideal.
I would secondly like to be able to connect to an SQL Server on the Server so that I can change and edit tables in Visual Studio on Win7. I'm mainly interested in accessing files, but if this can work too that would be awesome.