Turns out that OpenVPN doesn’t store imported .ovpn files in its usual path (meaning, C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config). Instead it installs them in:
At least this is the case for me thus far regarding Windows 10.
My OpenVPN likes to have difficulty and go yellow from time to time. The problem with this is twofold – I have any and all downloads stop at the absence of VPN, and when I’m not home connecting to my server is more difficult when VPN has hundged up. The simplest fix for now is just to restart/reconnect VPN on the daily.
I use OpenVPN with PIA.
I wanted OpenVPN to autologin on one of my servers. The issue here is two fold: UAC grabs the executable and demands confirmation, and the gui doesn’t retain credentials. The solution to the latter does unfortunately require storing those credentials plaintext in a file, but if you’re not worried about that then read on. Continue reading