Il 24/08/2016 11:14, Jan Just Keijser ha scritto:
> Hi,
> On 23/08/16 14:34, Gert Doering wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:55:23AM +0100, debbie10t wrote:
>>> I need to use --up/--down/--client-connect/disconnect et al ..
>> You can, but they will run with the user privileges of the user that
>> runs openvpn-gui by default.  If you need more privileges, you need
>> to run openvpn.exe or the gui with admin privs.
>>> How does one run openvpn on *windows* without these "considered"
>>> security flaws ? or are we all just "lambs to the slaughter"
>>> from here on in ?
>> You can use openvpnserv2 to run openvpn.exe with admin privs (and no
>> gui), or you can set [x] run as admin on the openvpn-gui (as it was done
>> for 2.3.x).
>> Most people on windows only need privileges to add/delete routes and
>> configure IP addresses - this is what the iservice will give you, without
>> the potential dangers of running openvpn and all scripts with full
>> admin privs.
> just for my understanding: how would a user run an up/down script with
> *USER* credentials (necessary to map a share or printer, for example) in
> this scenario?

You mean when running OpenVPN-GUI as admin, but wanting the map a share 
as a non-privileged user?

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