VPN Client Installation (PC)


Please download the OpenVPN installer by “Clicking Here” and downloading the openvpn-#.#.#-install.exe (Where #.#.# is the latest software version number), as of this writing version openvpn-2.2.1-install.exe.

Security certificates required for Step 2 can be downloaded here: http://historydc01.ad.history.msu.edu/vpn-config.zip
You will use the same username/password that you will use later to ‘Map Network Drive’

  1. Install the openVPN client, as of this writing version openvpn-2.2.1-install.exe
  2. After installation copy the following files into the “config” directory of the OpenVPN program folder
    (EX: C:Program FilesOpenVPNconfig or C:Program Files (x86)OpenVPN for 64Bit machine)

    1. ca.crt
    2. client.ovpn
    3. facultyclient.crt
    4. facultyclient.csr
    5. facultyclient.key
  3. Double-click OpenVPN icon on desktop to start OpenVPN
  4. Check taskbar for OpenVPN icon and confirm that the computers in the icon are green
  5. If they are red, RightClick on the icon and select ‘Connect’
  6. If they are yellow, wait longer and report errors if necessary to system admins