How to install the Desktop Client on Windows
This howto will help guide you through the installation process of the Desktop Client.
Download the Windows installer package from the Community Downloads section of the OpenVPN website:
Launch the msi installer for the client and click next:
Read and accept the License and click next:
Choose the location to install the program files for the Desktop Client and click Next:
You are now ready to install the Desktop Client, click Install to proceed:
Please wait while the Desktop Client Installs:
You may see a warning asking you to install the Desktop Clients TAP Adapter, check the box that says “Always trust software from “OpenVPN Technologies, Inc.” and click Install:
The Desktop Client is now installed, click Finish to complete the installation:
Adding The Client Machine Keys
Your administrator will provide you with three key files and a configuration file:
server.ovpn - the configuration file ca.crt - the server certificate file clientX.crt - the client cerfiticate file ClientX,key - the client key file
These files will be placed in the OpenVPN configuration directory. and make a folder to add your keys to. Click the Start/Windows Button, select “OpenVPN” and click “OpenVPN configuration file directory”.