OpenVPN GUI for Windows

OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accomodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls.

OpenVPN is normally run in a console window, which can be a little annoying to have lying on the taskbar all the time. OpenVPN GUI lets you run OpenVPN without this console window. Instead you get an icon in the notification area (the area on the right side of the taskbar) from which you can control OpenVPN to start/stop your VPN tunnels, view the log, change your password and other useful things.

OpenVPN GUI is an Open Source project and is licensed under the GPL.

Latest stable release: 1.0.3 with OpenVPN 2.0.9 (2006-10-17)

Latest development release: 1.0.3 with OpenVPN 2.1_beta7 (2005-12-03)

Features in OpenVPN GUI:

  • Shows an icon in the notification area from which you control OpenVPN.
  • Handles multiple simultaneous connections.
  • Hides the OpenVPN console window.
  • Log file viewer.
  • Edit Config (with a texteditor).
  • Start/Stop/Restart the OpenVPN Service (see install.txt for enabling this command).
  • Dialog for entering the private key password.
  • Dialog for entering username/password authentication credentials
  • Change password used to protect the private key (Both PEM and PKCS #12 files).
  • Configure Proxy Settings from the GUI.
  • Use Internet Explorer Proxy Settings (only if manually configured in IE).
  • Execute a batch file before/after connecting and before disconnecting.
  • Cmd-line option to autostart a connection at startup (--connect).
  • Cmd-line options to override registry settings.
  • Shows connection info in the icon tool tip box.

System Requirements:

OpenVPN GUI is written in pure Win32 C code, so it does not require any run-time librarys to work. It is just a single exe-file (about 100KB).

  • OpenVPN 1.5 or higher. (Might work with earlier versions, but this is not tested)
  • OpenVPN 2.0-beta6 or higher to support multiple simultaneous connections.
  • OpenVPN 2.0-beta11 or higher to show the "Connected" msg only after routes have been added to the system.

Known bugs/limitations in the latest release:

  • OpenVPN GUI cannot control the individual openvpn processes the service wrapper has started. It can only bring the service up and down.