On most recent Ubuntu versions at least, setting up a VPN, even into a Windows server is pretty easy. Just fill out the forms in the Networking / VPN connections / Configure VPN dialogs.
After setting up the actual VPN connection, you have to add a route (no idea why that isn't automatic). sudo route add server_local_ip dev ppp0 where server_local_ip is the local IP address of the server on the servers network.
Mounting a Windows server share: Once the server can be pinged, you can mount a remote share: sudo mount -t cifs //server_loca_ip/share_name -o user=user_name,pass=password /media/user/share_name/ Where the user_name and password are for the remote server, not the local PC.
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