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VPN or RemoteDesktop?

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http://serverfault.com – 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 Lin (HowTos)