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     1= Why can't I run OpenVPN on Windows from a non-admin user account? =
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     3{{{
     4#!html
     5<p>There are two reasons:</p>
     6<ul>
     7<li>Windows does not provide a WHQL-approved method to allow the TAP-Win32 driver to make its virtual device node accessible from a non-admin account.</li>
     8<li>OpenVPN needs the ability to add routes to the system routing table. This requires admin privileges.</li>
     9</ul>
     10<p>For more information, see the article <a href="http://openvpn.se/files/howto/openvpn-howto_run_openvpn_as_nonadmin.html">How To Run OpenVPN as a non-admin user in Windows</a> by Mathias Sundman.</p>
     11}}}
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