Re: Windows OpenVPN client
2011-12-02 18:30:47 GMT
Just in case nobody responded to this already (I simply forgot). Yes, the GUI will only show the "Connect" menu if there are .ovpn files in the config directory. Not sure if it actually reads the config files to see if it thinks they're valid, or if it depends on the file extension.
On Nov 24, 2011 3:08 AM, "Samuli Seppänen" <samuli <at> openvpn.net> wrote:
> > Trying to debug my openvpn server install I decided to try from a
> > windows machine (Windows7 64-bit) as well.
> > I downloaded the lastest installer - 2.2.1 - and ran the installer.
> > Per instructions I put the client.opvn and the certificates in the
> > config/ and right-clicked on the OpenVPN GUI icon and changed the
> > properties to Run as Administrator. However, when I right-click on
> > the icon in the tray, I'm not presented with an options menu or
> > connect, Instead I have About, Exit and settings. And the settings
> > seem to relate to proxy options. I expected something like:
> > http://www.klopfenstein.net/public/Uploads/lorenz/uwic-openvpn-connect.png
> > I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but it made no difference. I even
> > tried down-grading to an earlier version. Currently, I can't use it
> > to connect to my OpenVPN server - is there something I'm missing?
> Hi Simon,
> I think the GUI is simply unable to find or load the
> config/something.ovpn file. Did you install OpenVPN to a non-default
> location? Also, OpenVPN 2.0.9 is terribly old, you should not use it.
Thanks. For now both my machines are trying to use 2.2.1..
So the extra options will only show up if the program sees something in the config directory? I'll check that .opvn file but otherwise it's just client.opvn, 2 .crt files and one .key file. Odd that it should happen on both machines though. Both installed to the default location..
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