Connect to openvpn before logon windows 7

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Narujer
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Connect to openvpn before logon windows 7

Post by Narujer » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi all,

I need my remote users to be able to open a windows session on their laptop using their active directory account.
For that they need to be able to contact the domain controlers before attempting to log in.
That's why i'd like to know if it is possible to open a windows 7 session on an AD domain using openvpn connection ?

Thank you for your help

Jeremy

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Re: Connect to openvpn before logon windows 7

Post by janjust » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:57 pm

it's possible to start openvpn before a user logs in - use the openvpn service for that. That logon will/should be fully automatic however, as the service is not capable of asking the user for credentials.

Once the openvpn service is running and a connection is made you can have users authenticate against an AD server via the VPN. Doing it in one go (like Windows 2000/XP allowed for dialup/PPTP VPNs) is not possible, as this requires an even greater integration into the OS.

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Re: Connect to openvpn before logon windows 7

Post by Narujer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:34 pm

Thank you for your answer

Jeremy

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