OpenVPN Installation on Windows OS

Step 1: Obtain the Latest OpenVPN Package


Access the official OpenVPN website at to acquire the most recent version of the software.

Note: If uncertain about the appropriate file, opt for the 'Windows 64-bit MSI installer' option.

Step 2: Installation Process Initiation

Upon successful download, execute the installation file by right-clicking and selecting 'Run as Administrator'.

Step 3: Installation Progression

Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions provided by the installation wizard until the OpenVPN program is fully installed on your system.

Step 4: Administrative Configuration

Ensure that the program is configured to operate in Administrator mode for optimal functionality. To accomplish this, right-click on the program icon, choose 'Properties', navigate to the 'Compatibility' tab, and enable the option 'Run this program as an administrator'. Click 'Apply' to confirm the changes.

Step 5: Configuration File Import

Right-click on the supplied .ovpn file provided by your networking team and select 'Import into OpenVPN' to integrate the necessary configuration settings.

Step 6: Establishing VPN Connection

Access the OpenVPN icon located in your taskbar, right-click, and select the option to connect to your VPN. If utilizing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), be prepared to input not only your username and password but also the provided 2FA code for authentication.