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my windows vista vpn client interface receives an ip in: 192.168.50.0/24
and the server pushes a route to the local lan 192.168.5.0/24

In my windows vista (client) the user account does not have admin privileges and as a consequence the pushed route do not have effect.

A solution I think that would solve the problem is in the openvpn server is using TAP and do a bridge with the lan interface.

is there any other option?

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This works equally well for Windows 7 (64bit). Maybe we can have the question's title changed to reflect that? –  Paul Jul 8 '10 at 15:37

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Give the user(s) "network operator" privs, this will allow the pushed route to work, but doesn't confer too much extra "power" :)

As far as I know, there's work being done to allow openvpn to run as a priviledged service, which should solve these issues. Not sure where that's got to. See this link also

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How can I give "network operator" privileges? –  askmehow Sep 6 '09 at 16:54
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I believe he is suggesting you add the user to the 'Network Configuration Operators" local group. –  Zoredache Sep 6 '09 at 18:28
    
That's exactly what I meant - apologies for the lack of clarity. –  Tom Newton Sep 7 '09 at 8:57
    
I just checked in this windows vista Home (PT) Portuguese version, this group does not exist as a local group. Checked using the 'NET LOCALGROUP' from the command line. I have upgrade the user permissions for this, or change the operative system to professional version. Thank you guys. –  askmehow Sep 7 '09 at 14:51
    
Have added a URL to my post which details some further methods. I did presume you would be using XP Pro though. –  Tom Newton Sep 7 '09 at 15:58

I did a different thing now.

I connected the server to the vpn network using the open vpn client as a service and now there is need to push this route because its virtual network adapter connects do the vpn and the clients can "talk" to each other.

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