Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of ManagingWindowsTAPDrivers


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08/11/11 19:48:15 (11 years ago)
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  • ManagingWindowsTAPDrivers

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    11= Introduction =
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    3 The OpenVPN TAP-drivers consists of four files for each platform (32/64-bit):
     3The OpenVPN's Windows TAP-drivers consists of four files for each platform (32/64-bit):
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    55 * ''<something>.cat:'' contains cryptographic signature for the actual drivers
     
    77 * ''<something>.inf:'' contains driver metadata
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     9In addition, a tool called ''<openvpn-install-dir>\bin\tapinstall.exe'' is provided. It can be used (among other things) to install and unistall TAP-drivers manually. This tool is actually a simply a renamed [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272 Devcon.exe].
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    911If you need to run OpenVPN on Windows Vista/7 64-bit you have to use signed TAP drivers. Unless you sign them yourself, you need to extract drivers from an existing OpenVPN installer. See below for instructions.
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    11 = Installing an uninstalling the TAP-drivers =
     13= Installing an uninstalling TAP-drivers =
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    13 Occasionally you may have to try out different versions of the Windows TAP-driver. This can be done with ''<openvpn-install-dir\bin\tapinstall.exe''. This tool is actually a renamed [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272 Devcon.exe].
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    15 It's fairly straighforward to use ''tapinstall.exe'' from a command-prompt. The <id> is an identifier which ''tapinstall.exe'' uses to detect the correct driver. In case of OpenVPN 2.2* it's ''tap0901''. This may be different in older/newer versions. To view information about an installer driver use
     15Occasionally you may need play with different TAP-driver versions. In this case you can use ''tapinstall.exe'' from the Windows command-prompt. Below are some common commands; <id> refers to the driver identifier which is ''tap0901'' for OpenVPN 2.2*. This identified may be different in older/newer versions. To view information about an installed driver use
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    21 To uninstall a driver use:
     21To uninstall the TAP-driver use:
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    33 It's also possible to [wiki:BuildingOnWindows#ExtractingsignedTAP-driversfromanOpenVPNinstaller extract TAP-drivers from OpenVPN installer] without installing OpenVPN.
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    3533= Extracting TAP-drivers from OpenVPN installers =
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