OpenVPN Installation on Windows OS
Step 1: Obtain the Latest OpenVPN Package
Access the official OpenVPN website at https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/ 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.