Admin rights for OpenVPN GUI

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gjf
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Admin rights for OpenVPN GUI

Postby gjf » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:21 pm

As for new "feature" of version 2.4.0.
I don't know about other windows version, but Win10 x64 does not allow to perform routing without admin rights.
So all actions to route all traffic through OpenVPN server are useless without "run as admin".
I believe there should be an option in interface to allow it.

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TinCanTech
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Re: Admin rights for OpenVPN GUI

Postby TinCanTech » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:28 pm

Openvpn 2.4 uses the new Interactive service
so the user does not require Administrator privileges to use openvpn.

This is a bit out of date but gives the overall gist.

If you have installed 2.4 and the interactive service is running your user should be able to use openvpn.

You may need to add the user to a new Windows group called "Openvpn Administrators".
This group is only used to verify that the user is allowed to use openvpn interactive service,
it does not confer any administrative privileges to users in the group.


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