Access License Server from 2 locations

I have 2 offices that need a software to be able to access a license server (FlexLM) at the main office. What is my best option to get the 2 offices connected to the license server? VPN? Port forwarding? Another option?
Philip ThomasMIS ManagerAsked:
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
VPN is an option as is a wide area network.  Another possibility is to allow access via the firewall rules.  On the site where license server resides, create a NAT and allow required ports.  Create an access-list to allow access only from the site without the license server. Create access-list on the site without the license server to allow ports required for the license server and tie it in the IP address of the other site.

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I would assume that the two offices need to share more than just the license server, such as Active Directory. A VPN is a good general purpose solution that solves all of the communication needs, instead of doing it on a case by case basis.
Philip ThomasMIS ManagerAuthor Commented:
No, there is no need to share AD or anything else, it is really just to access this floating license server.
Port forwarding with an access list to limit access from just the remote office would work, as long as you have a way to tell the clients where the license server is. I am not familiar with your license server or how the clients find it.
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