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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