Enable RAS Connection Manager on - OpenVPN for Windows 8
Enable Network Connections Service - OpenVPN for Windows 8
Administrator Permissions
Connecting OpenVPN
Editing the Server IP
Setting up multiple VPN servers
Creating the OpenVPN 'No UAC Nag Screen' startup rule
Disable User Account Control (UAC)

OpenVPN - Admin rights on Windows 7 and Vista.

1. Exit OpenVPN
Right click onto the OpenVPN GUI icon in the sys tray and choose 'EXIT'
. Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 19 - Connect


2. Setting Administrator Permissions
Right click onto the OpenVPN GUI shortcut on the desktop and choose 'Properties'
. Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 9 - Right click the GUI


3. Compatibility
Click onto the 'Compatibility' tab.
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 10 - Click Compatibility


4. Privilege Level
Choose the option to 'Run this program as an administrator'.
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 11 - Run this program as an administrator


5. Save the settings
Click onto the 'OK' button.
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - part 12 - Save


6. Running OpenVPN.

Double click onto the OpenVPN GUI desktop shortcut.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 13 - Open the GUI


7. Permissions Complete!
You can now connect OpenVPN from the sys tray.

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Connecting to VPNUK

1. Connect
You can now 'Double Click' the OpenVPN icon in the sys tray each time you want to connect to your VPNUK account.
Note: If you setup OpenVPN with both TCP & UDP connection types you will have to right click onto the OpenVPN icon and choose the connection type you want to connect to, then click 'connect'.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 19 - Connect


2. Connecting
Whilst connecting the 'Current State' window will pop up and display the connection process.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 19 - Connect


3. Connected
Thats it! You will be connected once the icon turns Green.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 19 - Connect

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Optional Settings & Troubleshooting

Editing the Server IP

1. Open the Menu
Right click onto the OpenVPN icon in the sys tray (near the clock).
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 14 - Right Click the sys tray icon


2. Open the config file

Choose 'Edit Config' from the menu.
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 15 - Edit Config


3. Insert the server IP
Replace the IP address with your VPNUK IP address. The IP address would have been sent to you in the 'Welcome to VPNUK' email. Then save/close the file.
If you have problems saving this file click here
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 16 - Enter server IP

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Editing the username and/or password

1. Open the Menu
Right click onto the OpenVPN icon in the sys tray (near the clock).
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 14 - Right Click the sys tray icon


2. Change Password

Right click onto the OpenVPN icon in the sys tray once again choose 'Change Password' from the menu.
Setting up OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 17 - Change Password


3. Login Details
Insert your login username and password where prompted. You login details would have been sent to you in the 'Welcome to VPNUK' email.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 18 - Enter Username and Password

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Setting up for Multiple VPN Servers
1. Go to the OpenVPN config directory usually located at: Program Files\OpenVPN\config and select the 'vpnuk.ovpn' file. Right click on it and choose 'Copy'.
Setting up OpenVPN


2. Right click once more and click onto 'Paste'.
Setting up OpenVPN


3. Right click onto the new copy and choose 'Rename'.
Setting up OpenVPN


4. Rename all the vpnuk.ovpn and vpnuk Copy.ovpn files to something that you will easily recognise.
Setting up OpenVPN


5. Right click onto the OpenVPN connection in the sys tray, go to the server that you have just created and choose 'Edit Config'.
Setting up OpenVPN



6. Replace all of <VPNUK IP ADDRESS HERE> with the server dns to match that of the server you are connecting to and close/save the file.
Setting up OpenVPN


7. You can now choose the connection you would like to use by right clicking onto the OpenVPN connection from the sys tray followed by 'Connect'.
Setting up OpenVPN


8. Thats it! You will be connected once the icon turns Green.
Setting up a OpenVPN on Windows 7 - Part 19 - Connect


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Disable User Account Control (UAC)
This tutorial will show you how to disable User Account Control (UAC).

1. Right click onto the 'Action Centre' flag in the sys tray.
Setting up OpenVPN - Disable User Account Control UAC


2. Select 'Open Action Centre'.
Setting up OpenVPN - Disable User Account Control UAC


3. Click onto 'Change User Account Control Settings' from the menu on the left.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC


4. Slide the notification slider to the bottom so its set to 'Never Notify'.
Note: On Windows Vista uncheck the 'Use User Account Control' checkbox.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC


5. Click 'OK'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC



6. Return to the Action Centre overview and click onto the 'Change Action Centre Settings' option from the menu on the left.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC


7. Uncheck the option to 'User Account Control' notification checkbox.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC


8. Click 'OK'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Disable User Account Control UAC


8. Thats it! You have now disabled User Account Control.


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Creating a Scheduled Task for OpenVPN
This tutorial will show you how to create a Scheduled Task for OpenVPN so that when you start your PC you will not receive a UAC prompt asking you to grant permission for OpenVPN to start.

1. Go to Start and enter Task, or Task Scheduler into the search box. Task Scheduler should appear under the list of Programs.
Note: If you are unable to locate the Task Scheduler from the search you can locate it in the Control Panel -> Administrative Tools.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


2. Once the Task Scheduler opens click onto 'Create Task'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


3. Grom the 'General' tab enter a name for the new task.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


4. Scroll down and place a check in the 'Run with Highest privileges' checkbox.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


5. Choose your Operating Sytem from the 'Configure for' dropdown.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task



6. Click onto the 'Triggers' tab.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


7. Click onto the 'New' button.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


8. Choose 'At log on' from the begin task dropdown.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


9. Click 'OK'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


10. Click onto the 'Actions' tab.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


11. Click onto the 'New' button.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


12. Click onto the 'Browse' button.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


13. Navigate to the OpenVPN 'bin' folder and select the 'openvpn-gui' file. This can be found in the main OpenVPN program folder located in the 'Program Files' directory.
(Usually: C Drive -> Program Files or Program Files (x86) -> OpenVPN -> bin)
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


14. Click 'OK'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


15. Click onto the 'Settings' tab and set the 'if the task is already running' dropdown to 'Stop the existing instance'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


16. Click 'OK'.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


17. You can now close the 'Task Scheduler' window.
Setting up OpenVPN  - Create a rule for OpenVPN to run through a Scheduled Task


16. Thats it! You have now created a Scheduled Task that will allow OpenVPN to start up when you start the computer without receiving the Windows User Account Control (UAC) nag screen.


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