remote site connectivity

i have a windows server 2008 R2 running in one site with active directory domain with private LAN (

on another site (300KM away)there is one desktop computer with internet and need to connect this to the domain if possible and need to post some data on regular basis.what could be the low cost possible solutions.dont want to go for ipvpn as its cost is bit high.
kastro AbbasiIT consultantAsked:
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masnrockConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Does this machine need to be connected to the LAN constantly? If so, then you have a some choices:
1) Private line (not worth the cost for one machine)
2) Site-to-site VPN. This requires both sites to have routers that support VPN tunnels. This doesn't require high end routers, just they both support VPN tunnels.

I would go with option 2, as the cost is one time.

If the answer is no, does your router at the main site support VPN? In which case, you could just have a VPN client on the system in question.
Justin EvansCommented:
Is it essential that the computer in the remote site needs to be on the domain?  sounds like you just need to be able to connect to this PC.  This can be done by software such as PC anywhere or Remote PC.  IF you need it to join the domain ideally you will need a Domain Controller at that site and set up RRAS if you don't want to spend any money on VPN capable Hardware.

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masnrockConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would also ask whether you need to manage the machine from the main site. If so, that's really going to increase the value of going the site-to-site VPN approach. It's also an approach that can scale, so you can add more users to that second site without having to deploy anything else (as long as router and bandwidth capacity allow).
MaheshConnect With a Mentor ArchitectCommented:
if your primary site already have VPN gateway, you can use point to point VPN connectivity where remote computer will connect to your primary site as VPN client
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