TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

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swautier
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TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by swautier » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:42 pm

Env.:
- Windows Server 2008 Foundation (64 bits)
- OpenVPN 2.1.2

Hi All,

OpenVPN installs fine except for the TAP adapter: I can't see it. Neither can OpenVPN.
I did use admin privileges.
I tried addtap to no avail: It seemes like everything works fine but my adapter doesn't show up.
I tried deltapall.bat : It shows that nodes were installed though.
I tried downloading the 64 bits drivers (why aren't they in the OpenVpn setup?) from openvpn.se (still an unsigned 0801 version): Same again: apprently installs but doesn't show up.

Please help!

TIA,
Serge.

Douglas
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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by Douglas » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:22 pm

openvpn.se is ancient

Intruder73
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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by Intruder73 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:30 am

It could be a problem with 2.1.2.
I have a lot of trouble with it under Win7 x64.

Have you tried 2.1.1?

ekenchan
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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by ekenchan » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:18 pm

I have the same issue on Windows 7 Pro x64.

Did the signature of the TAP driver expire?

swautier
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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by swautier » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:23 pm

Intruder73, 100% bulls eye!

I uninstaled 2.1.2 and installed 2.1.1 -> TAP interface installs like a charm.

I must say that since then, I found that the signature of the driver was not recognized. I also found that modifying the policy to enable and ignore unsigned drivers didn't work.
And this morning, I received the announcement e-mail from James. At that moment, I realized that 2.1.2 is brand new!

I'll try to get in touch with him. I once was subscribed to the devel mailing list but I'm no longer. Is there a way t get in touch with him using these forums?

Thanks again.

Serge.

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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by Douglas » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:49 pm

swautier wrote:
I'll try to get in touch with him. I once was subscribed to the devel mailing list but I'm no longer. Is there a way t get in touch with him using these forums?
I'll see if I can find some contact method for ya.

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krzee
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Re: TAP adapter won't install on Windows Server 2008

Post by krzee » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:26 am

This is known, 2.1.3 will be released soon with the driver signing fixed.
Thank you

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