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I am in Australia and we have an office in the US which has a spare pc in it, accessible via remote desktop.

I would like to set up a vpn connection between my server here in Australia and that PC (but no other pc's in the US office).

What's the best way to go about that?

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If you're running Windows Server 2000, Microsoft has a knowledge base article about the topic: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308208.

You'd just have to make a user account that no one else has the password to.

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+1 for zianchoy's soloution should work pretty much word-for-word on your Windows 2003 servers. I used to use exactly this, but in the end bought a pair of Linksys RV042s as I found the above wasn't too reliable, however to be fair, I was trying to do something quite a bit more convoluted. If you are looking for something ad hoc, you could always create a VPN endpoint on the remote server (RRAS has a wizard that does this), then dial in using the VPN client built into windows from your location to the remote server. –  Bryan Sep 3 '09 at 6:49
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Try OpenVPN

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Mark Henderson Jul 12 '12 at 22:24
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