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"init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:47 pm
by JmLec
Bonjour
Je souhaite créer un tunnel sous Windows 10 pro x64 - Pour cela j'ai suivi le wiki Easy_Windows_Guide. Malheureusement, la commande "init-config" n'est pas reconnu! J'ai tenté diverses actions qui n'ont pas permis de résoudre le problème. Je suis donc bloqué. Merci pour vos réponses et votre aide.

Hello
I want to create a tunnel under Windows 10 pro x64 - For that I followed the Easy_Windows_Guide wiki. Unfortunately, the "init-config" command is not recognized! I tried various actions which failed to resolve the issue. So I am stuck. Thank you for your responses and your help.

Re: HOWTO: Request Help !

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:55 pm
by TinCanTech

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:50 pm
by JmLec
The command ./easyrsa help gives me access to the list of the following commands:
init-pki
build-ca [cmd-opts]
gen-dh
gen-req <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
sign-req <type> <filename_base>
build-client-full <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
build-server-full <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
revoke <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
renew <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
build-serverClient-full <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
gen-crl
update-db
show-req <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
show-cert <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
show-ca [cmd-opts]
import-req <request_file_path> <short_basename>
export-p7 <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
export-p8 <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
export-p12 <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
set-rsa-pass <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
set-ec-pass <filename_base> [cmd-opts]
upgrade <type>


I just installed OpenVPN-2.5.0-I601-amd64.msi with all its options. Which command to use?

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:32 pm
by JmLec
What do I do now?

Creating the configuration file pour WIndows

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:28 pm
by JmLec
Hello,
I have no response to my first post. So I'm opening this new post in the hopes of generating more interest. Indeed, my first post may not have been clear enough.
I installed OpenVPN-2.5.0-I601-amd64.msi with all its options on Windows 10 pro.
I am new to OPENVPN Community Edition, so I followed the Easy_Windows_Guide. Unfortunately, I am unable to get the config file because from the start the "init-config" command is an unrecognized command.
What solutions to overcome this blockage can you provide me to finally create a VPN with OpenVPN.

Thanks in advance for all the helpful tips and tutorials you could give me

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:44 am
by OpenMat
2.5.0 installer MSI is broken - download 2.4.9 and install using openvpn-install-2.4.9-I601-Win10.exe

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:51 am
by TinCanTech
OpenMat wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:44 am
2.5.0 installer MSI is broken
No it is not.
OpenMat wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:44 am
2.5.0 installer MSI is broken - download 2.4.9 and install using openvpn-install-2.4.9-I601-Win10.exe
Do not do that.

OpenVPN 2.5 comes with Easy-RSA version 3.

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:34 pm
by fredtech
I have the exact same problem as the OP. I'm also on Windows 10 Pro trying to install OpenVPN using the same version of the installer and nothing is working. Please can someone advise what I'm doing wrong?

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:30 pm
by JmLec
Now i get that ! Anyone have any idea to fix this problem

EasyRSA Shell
# ./easyrsa init-pki

Easy-RSA error:

Temporary directory 'C:/Program Files/OpenVPN/easy-rsa/pki/easy-rsa-11776.a07248' does not exist

Easy-RSA error:

Failed to create temporary file

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:53 pm
by TinCanTech
You must have admin privileges to use EasyRSA in that folder.

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:17 pm
by JmLec
it is not possible to run in admin

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:19 pm
by JmLec
when I run in admin the window opens and closes immediately

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:42 pm
by TinCanTech
You must learn how to use Windows.

Re: « init-config » commande n’est pas reconnu

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:09 am
by JmLec
Strange way of doing and responding! I don't understand. While waiting when I need nothing, I ask TinCanTech

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:46 pm
by TinCanTech
You must login to Windows with your Administrator account.

Re: « init-config » commande n’est pas reconnu

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:31 am
by JmLec
It has been from the start - the problem is still present

Re: « init-config » commande n’est pas reconnu

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:42 pm
by JmLec
it would have been easier to clarify that a standard administrator account is not enough. I just tried in super administrator session (hidden account). And miracle it works! I will continue to test but frankly the tutorials and informations are limited. To wonder if someone puts himself in the shoes of the users-
to believe that one likes to waste his time or then the preserve?

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:24 pm
by TinCanTech
Blame Microsoft...

Re: "init-config" command is not recognized

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:57 am
by Nagash
This is what worked for me:
- run cmd as administrator
- in cmd change folder to your OpenVpn\easy-rsa with "cd" command (in my case: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\easy-rsa)
- in cmd run EasyRSA-Start.bat
now when you run: "easyrsa init-pki" command will be executed without error and folder pki will be created

I hope it help somebody.