I have a very basic beginner question that I didn't see an answer to. I am accessing a Linux server remotely from a Windows box, using SSH (Putty) and a database administration program.
I would like to be able to interact remotely with the GUI-based programs on the server, including a file manager that lets me drag and drop files. I am not sure how to start. Do I need remote desktop software? If so, can someone recommend a place to start? Would a VPN connection be better? Or are there other simpler solutions? Security is an issue because the server is inside a firewall, and I'd prefer a solution that won't take tons of IT help to set up.