How to set up a VPN using OpenVPN in Windows Vista?

OpenVPN Setup instructions

Step 1:

If you want to set up VPN manually, you have to install Open VPN GUI in order to install OpenVPN on Windows Vista. You can download it for free from here.

After you’ve downloaded the software install it:

Click on “Next” button.

Step 2:

Click on “I agree” button

Step 3:

Click on “Next” button.

Step 4:

Click on “Install” button

Step 5:

If you have the following message, press install again.

Step 6:

Click “Next”.

Step 7:

Click “Finish”.

Step 8:

  • Now you need to download the config files according to your package and unzip the downloaded file.
  • Copy all the files to OpenVPN config folder. Normally you’ll find it on following path: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config.
  • Set OpenVPN Gui to run as Administrator.
  • Go to the desktop OpenVPN icon and right-click on it and select “Properties”.

Step 9:

Click on “Advanced” button (1)

Step 10:

Select “Run as Administrator” (2).

Step 11:

Start OpenVPN GUI. Now, in the toolbar, you should see a symbol for OpenVPN. Right click on the symbol with the mouse, choose the server you want to connect and click “Connect”.

To disconnect, just right click on the OpenVPN server you where connected and select Disconnect.