Configure OpenVPN / PPtP on Windows Vista

Configuring OpenVPN in MS Windows Vista

  • To download OpenVPN setup file go to http://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-2.2.2-install.exe.
  • When download is finished, run the setup file (Run or Start button).
  • Ignore the Security Warning notification and click on Run.
  • Allow to run the program as an Administrator (Allow button).
  • Click on Next button until the OpenVPN setup starts.
  • When setup is finished, click on Finish button and return to Windows.
  • Click the right mouse button on OpenVPN icon near the clock and choose Exit.
  • Go to Start->Programs->OpenVPN menu. Click the right mouse button on OpenVPN GUI and go to Properties menu.
  • Go to Compatibility bookmark and put a check mark on Run this program as an Administrator. Click OK and exit.
  • Download the configure files pack and open it in windows explorer. {include file=manual/openvpn_configs.tpl}
  • Select the configure files, click the right button of the mouse and choose Copy.
  • Go to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config\ catalogue. Click the right button of the mouse and choose Paste.
  • To the question about the lack of rights, click Continue.
  • Allow to run the program as an Administrator (Allow button).
  • Run OpenVPN from Start->Programs->OpenVPN GUI menu. Click the right button of the mouse on OpenVPN icon, select necessary config. and click on Connect.
  • The password window will arrear. Log in and enter the password as on the site. The connection is setting.

FAQ

In menu there are so many configure files. Which of them should I use?
Each of these configure files uses TCP-port for connection with our servers. For example, config. Tallinn_Estonia_port_80-http.ovpn uses port 80, which is usually used for web sites visiting. In other words, if your internet connection is limited only by web-site visiting, you should use this config. If you are allowed to use ICQ only, it's the  Tallinn_Estonia_port_5190-icq.ovpn config. If the connection is not limited, it's possible to use any of the configs. An additional servers' adjustment with use of other ports is also possible. 
Will the OpenVPN run automatically after Widows reboot?
After reboot, Vista will give a notification that the run of the program was blocked. It is enough to click on the notification icon and to choose Run blocked programs in popup window.