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Yazur
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Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:21 am

Hello,

Error:

Remote installation failed on the device: Wintun error: Failed to install driver: The publisher of a signed catalog Authenticode(tm) is not yet defined as approved. (Code 0xE0000242)

The installation under Windows 10 works well, but not under Windows 7.

https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/

WINDOWS 64-BIT MSI INSTALLER "openvpn-2.5.1-i601-amd64.msi"

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:34 am

I'm trying this out :

Set it to "Ignore":

User Configuration ->Administrative Templates -> System -> Driver Installation -> Code signing for drivers

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:59 pm

The attempt above did not work, the problem persists.
The problem comes from the signed driver "TAP", Windows 7 warns me that it is not signed and therefore does not want to install it.

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TinCanTech
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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by TinCanTech » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:39 pm

Yes, my install of OpenVPN on Windows 7 shows that the TAP driver is not Digitally Signed.

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:44 pm

TinCanTech wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:39 pm
Yes, my install of OpenVPN on Windows 7 shows that the TAP driver is not Digitally Signed.
Okay, do you have a solution for deploying OpenVPN on Windows 7?

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by TinCanTech » Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:41 pm

I would think that you can either drop your requirement for fully digitally signed device drivers
or wait for Openvpn to fully digitally sign the TAP driver ..

Or do what I did and DITCH Microsoft completely ..

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:55 am

I don't want the TAP driver to be signed but I want to deploy OpenVPN on Windows 7 computers.

I think I'm not the only one trying to do this?

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by 300000 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:20 pm

you need to install old version as 2.3 so you can use it, old windows dont have support new openvpn that is true and nothing can make it work on win7 , dont take time to install and should read requirement before doing so.

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by TinCanTech » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:45 pm

@300000 .. what ?

Win7 supports openvpn 2.5

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Re: Client installation on Windows 7 doesn't worked

Post by Yazur » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:43 am

I was able to get OpenVPN to work regardless of the version on Windows 7 but with a manual installation.
I had to accept the use of the unsigned TAP driver for it to work.

Except that by deployment, I can't install the TAP driver.

"Wintun error: Failed to install driver: The publisher of a signed catalog Authenticode(tm) is not yet defined as approved. (Code 0xE0000242)"

I have as explained in other posts, tried the GPO to ignore the fact that a driver is not signed, but no change.

https://i.ibb.co/k8vbKHW/Screenshot-2.png

Thanks for your help.

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