Hi Jose,

Thanks for testing! The documentation about the new services is probably 
suboptimal right now. I will need to improve it a bit, because I believe 
what is said here

<https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui>

is all we have right now. Quickly summarizing:

1) OpenVPNService (provided by openvpnserv2.exe)

This is a new background service based on openvpnserv2. It is intended 
for running one or more VPN connections in the background without user 
interaction.

2) OpenVPNServiceInteractive (provided by openvpnserv.exe)

This service co-operates with OpenVPN-GUI to allow unprivileged users to 
successfully launch VPN connection.

3) OpenVPNServiceLegacy (provided by openvpnserv.exe)

This is the old background service. It does not work well on anything 
post-Windows 7 and is pretty crude in general. It is intended for 
running one or more VPN connections in the background without user 
interaction.

I will add this documentation somewhere - probably INSTALL-win32.txt.

-- 
Samuli Seppänen
Community Manager
OpenVPN Technologies, Inc

irc freenode net: mattock


Il 12/10/2016 14:29, Jose Alf. ha scritto:
> Samuli,
>
> I tested the 64 bit installer on Windows 7 Enterprise using default
> settings. It ran smoothly. I notice that now there are 3 services -
> OpenVPN Interactive Service (appears started automatic)
> - OpenVPN Legacy Service (manual)
> - OpenVPNService (manual)
>
> Any pointers to documentation about this?
>
> I use OpenVPN-MI-GUI. I had to start OpenVPNService to connect to my
> server. Other than that, it worked fine.
>
> Regards,
> Jose
>
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> *From:* Samuli Seppänen <sam...@openvpn.net>
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> "openvpn-users@lists.sourceforge.net" <openvpn-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:36 AM
> *Subject:* [Openvpn-users] Help testing OpenVPN 2.4-alpha1 preview
> installers?
>
> Hi all,
>
> We're really close to OpenVPN 2.4-alpha1 release now. In yesterday's IRC
> meeting[1] we deemed that "late this week" might be doable.
>
> However, we'd need to help with testing these preview installers:
>
> <http://build.openvpn.net/downloads/temp/openvpn-install-2.3_git-do-ifconfig-after-tun-v2-I601-i686.exe>
> <http://build.openvpn.net/downloads/temp/openvpn-install-2.3_git-do-ifconfig-after-tun-v2-I601-x86_64.exe>
>
> Note that the installers contain a much improved OpenVPN-GUI that
> behaves differently under the hood from the one bundled in OpenVPN 2.3.x:
>
> <https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui>
>
> The installer also contains a new, much improved Windows system service
> called openvpnserv2:
>
> <https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpnserv2>
>
> Based on earlier tests openvpnserv2 should be able to handle
> suspend/resume gracefully. It should also automatically restart a
> connection that dies for whatever reason.
>
> So far the installers linked to above have passed some basic tests:
>
> <https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/OpenVPN24WindowsTests>
>
> If you can, please test the installers in your environment and let us
> know how it went: we'd like to minimize the chance of breaking existing
> setups before we make the official 2.4-alpha1 release.
>
> --
> Samuli Seppänen
> Community Manager
> OpenVPN Technologies, Inc
>
> irc freenode net: mattock
>
>
> [1]
> <https://www.mail-archive.com/openvpn-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg12657.html>
>
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