I have a Windows 7 laptop that's going out and about and I'd like to be able to admin' it from my Ubuntu (precise) desktop.
While the laptop is in my office I can use Gnome's "Remote Desktop Viewer" (Vinagre) to connect via RDP. However, when it's in the office I don't really need RDP of course! And when it's out of the office I cannot control the routers/firewalls along the way, so I won't know the IP and cannot set up port forwards.
I'm looking for a Ubuntu compatible way to achieve this.
Nb. I can set up port forwards at the my office end, so a service on the laptop could try a "backwards" connection to my client.