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The title says it all. Is it possible to connect to OpenVPN from Windows 7, without using a 3rd party VPN client? Can I use the native Windows VPN functionality alone?

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The openvpn protocol is a custom protocol, not a standard like ISAKMP/IPSec, so no you need an openvpn capable client to connect and Windows does not have one built in.

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Thanks for answering my question; was driving me nuts trying to connect w/ a windows client until i found this out... –  josten Feb 23 '12 at 23:15

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