#1311 closed Bug / Defect (invalid)

OpenVPN verses Windows Registry DNS Parameters

Reported by: tincantech Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Generic / unclassified Version:
Severity: Not set (select this one, unless your'e a OpenVPN developer) Keywords:
Cc: tincantech


Possible OpenVPN bug.


OpenVPN Forum:
Sometimes, after an unexpected reboot, there is a chance that the windows computer will stop resolving any dns names on any network other than the organization's network. When connecting, the system writes the message "No internet" in the connection status. This is possible with both domain computers and off-domain computers, with windows 10 and 8 (possibly others too). This problem cannot be solved by resetting network settings, manually naming the dns server, reinstalling the openvpn connect client.
Delete the hive in the registry at HKLM:
SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ Services \ Dnscache \ Parameters \ DnsPolicyConfig? \ OpenVPNDNSRouting-0

Hope this helps someone

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by tincantech

Cc: tincantech added

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by Gert Döring

Google finds an older forum posts for that as well:


and this suggests that this is something OpenVPN Connect does, not Community OpenVPN (it's the first time I hear about this).

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by stipa

This is indeed about OpenVPN Connect. Its service code has a logic which removes those keys on startup.

comment:4 Changed 10 months ago by stipa

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Closing since this is not about open source project, you can get support for OpenVPN connect here https://openvpn.net/vpn-server-resources/support-options-for-openvpn/

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