If you installed OpenVPN manually and didn't use the blackVPN OpenVPN Easy Installer then If you are using Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7 you MUST right click on the icon and select “Run as administrator”.

How To Permanently "Run as administrator"

  1. Start by right clicking on the OpenVPN desktop icon
  2. Select Properties
  3. Go the the Compatibility tab, select the tick box at Privilege Level that says “Run this program as an administrator".
    Click Apply.
    Click OK.