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Is it possible to start a windows openvpn client to make it connect using a predefined config (.ovpn) by supplying program arguments using command prompt. Or specifying the arguments in the shortcut when opening from windows shortcut etc.

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Solved it as below:

from windows command prompt-

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This is going to start the opn vpn gui client directly connecting to the connection specified in the config.

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Thank you sir, A+ work – A_Elric Jan 15 '15 at 9:44

In additional to Flowerking's answer, you could specify the folder in which your ovpn file lives, perhaps to store private key data in user space. For that, use config_dir:

openvpn-gui.exe --connect "client.ovpn" --config_dir "C:\Users\Foo\Documents\protected_crypto_data"
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