SoftEther VPN Server Free VPN for Windows

To start the VPN Server admin panel, you should open the app “SoftEther VPN Server Manager” on the desktop. Click “Connect” in the opened window of the app:

First of all you need to start SoftEther VPN Server Manager

When you first enter the application, enter the password “softpassword” into the authorization window.

To work with VPN, at first you should add a user in the app.

For this you need:

  1. Click on the “Manage Virtual Hub” button:Add users by clicking Manage Virtual Hub
  2. Then click on the “Manage Users” button:
    Feel free to manage the users
  3. One user is already created in “Manage Users” and you can work with it, the default user data:
    • Login: “vpnuser1”
    • Password: “Uaii9013ghfd”

    To change the default password, select the user and click “Edit”

    Edit the necessary details in Manage Users option

  4. And change data in the “Password” field:
    To edit the user's password you need to type the new password in the Settings field
  5. Or, If you want to create a new user, click  “New”:
    openVPN-6
  6. It’s necessary to insert the name of the user into the “User Name” field, type the password into the “Password” field and verify it by re-entering the password into the “Confirm Password” field.Insert the user's name, full name and password in the corresponding fields
  7. After the data were entered, click “OK”.

The instruction for the customization of the VPN Client

To customize the VPN Client, first you need to know the server IP address. You can find it in the personal account of Azure. (You need to select the virtual machine from the list. By clicking the item “Overview”, your IP is displayed in the line of “Public IP Address”).

After that, you need the OpenVPN Client for the work. Go to site: https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/ and download the installer in the “.exe” format, depending on your OS Windows:

Get OpenVPN installer on the website

After the downloading of the installer is finished, you should run it.

In the opened window of the OpenVPN  installer click on the “Next” button:

To run OpenVPN follow the guides

After that click “I Agree”:

Confirm the agreement before installing OpenVPN

Click “Next”:

With the components already selected you only need to click Next

Then click “Install”:

Choose the location for OpenVPN installation and click Install

After the installation progress is finished, click “Next”:

When the setup has been completed, click Next

And then click “Finish”.

When you try to start OpenVPN after the installation, the pop-up message of the absence of the configuration files appears:

After the OpenVPN installation the pop-up message will appear

In order for OpenVPN work, you need to add these configuration files for the app by hand. You can create them in the “SoftEther VPN Server Manager” app. For this you need:

  1. Run the “SoftEther VPN Server Manager”.
  2. Click “Connect” in the opened window of the app.
  3. Click on the “OpenVPN / MS-SSTP Settings” button.
    Create the configuration files in SoftEther VPN Server Manager
  4. Click on the “Generate a Sample Configuration File for OpenVPN Clients” button.
    Generate a sample configuration file for OpenVPN clients by clicking the button
  5. When the window of the Windows Explorer is opened, select the path to save the archive:You need to select the path for saving the archive
  6. There are the next files in the saved archive:In the OpenVPN archive you will see these files
  7. You should transmit the file named “…_openvpn_remote_access_l3” by the path of installation of the “OpenVPN”, in this case (since the standard path was selected) this is “C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config”.

Transmit the file

Now the OpenVPN is ready for work and you can run it. After it was started, the app is displayed in the system tray in the form of the monitor icon with the lock.

OpenVPN is running and you can see its icon displayed in the tray

To connect to VPN you should click the icon with the monitor with the lock twice.

The next windows will be opened:

To connect to the VPN Server you need to enter the username and the password

In the fields “Username” and “Password” it’s necessary to enter the name and the password which were added to the “SoftEther VPN Server Manager” and after that click “OK” to connect to the VPN server.

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