"Is there some way other than ftping into my win2k box to get on to my win2k box. "
Yea, you can turn the telnet server on the win2k box on( I think its under control panel / admin.)
What do you want to do? share files or just have access to your win2k box? I use VNC to connect to my win2k server. Only time I've had to plug in a keyboard and monitor into it is when my 3com nic went bad, never had a 3com go bad before. Pissed me off. You can either use a client program, or use a java enabled browser to connect to it. VNC is really nice because its like your sitting right there at the machine, full desktop. Plus its free. RedHat 7.2 comes with the linux vnc server and client, but there is a windows version also.