OpenVPN & Windows 7

Skipping Vista altogether and moving to Windows 7 from XP as my primary workstation is causing me to troubleshoot my ignorance, here and there :-), especially with leveraged security built in Windows 7. One such application that I recently installed and that needs to run with admin rights is OpenVPN client. Routing part of OpenVPN client needs Administrator privileges. Instead of right clicking the application and picking “Run as Administator” each time, we can flag the application by right clicking executable, selecting Properties, then Compatibility tab and marking a check box “Run this program as an administrator” as shown on picture:

OpenVPNPrivs

Posted on 30.11.2009, in MS Windows and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on OpenVPN & Windows 7.

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