How to run OpenVPN with Administrator Rights – Windows 7
OpenVPN needs full admin rights to run under Windows 7. We can edit your windows shortcut to run OpenVPN with full admin rights.
1. Install OpenVPN.
2. Start > all programs > OpenVPN
Right click on OpenVPN icon > go to the LAST item called PROPERTIES
This will open on the Shortcut Tab – at the bottom you click on the ADVANCED button.
Here you tick a checkbox called “RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR > OK
Compatibility tab (THIRD tab)
At the bottom see “Privilege Level” >
Tick the check box = Run this program as administrator >
then click “Change setting for all users”
Change settings for all users
Tick checkbox = Run this program as Administrator > Apply Button > OK
There is a security tab… (fourth tab)
Select your name – EDIT Button – FULL CONTROL > OK
That should enable OpenVPN to run with admin privileges.
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