OpenVPN startup Windows Vista and 7
This is common tutorial how to configure OpenVPN to automatically connect on system boot for Windows XP, Vista and 7
Make sure you configure OpenVPN and its working.
The Windows installer will set up a Service Wrapper, but leave it turned off by default. We need enable OpenVPN service and set Startup Type to Automatic. This will configure the service for automatic start on the next reboot.
1) Open Control Panel -> Administrative Tools
2) Find and open Services
3) Find OpenVPN Service, right mouse click and Properties
4) Set Startup type to Automatic
When you started computer, the OpenVPN Service Wrapper will scan the \Program Files\OpenVPN\config ( for 64 bit OS \Program Files(x86)\OpenVPN\config ) folder for .ovpn configuration files and starting a separate OpenVPN process on each file.
Once OpenVPN started as a service on Windows, the only way to control it is in Services, right mouse click on OpenVPN service and it gives start/stop control.