Installing/maintaining multiple 'Client Export' .exe packages



  • I have recently installed several new pfSense units (v2.2.2Rel on Alix units) at various remote office locations and have configured an OpenVPN server on all of them.  Using the excellent 'Client Export Utility, I was able to run the resulting .exe client package to install & test OpenVPN client connectivity to each remote pfSense system in turn - all work perfectly.

    What isn't so good is that each time I run the 'Client Export' .exe file on the same remote PC (my home laptop in this case) it blasts the previous setup.  I'm trying to work out how I can set up my laptop so that I can easily connect to whichever remote pfSense system I choose without having to re-run the appropriate client export .exe each and every time.  I'm sure there must be an easy way to do this that I'm missing!

    Any help gratefully appreciated.

    Regards
    blimpyboy



  • You just need to download the archive from any further pfSense and extract it to "C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\OpenVPNManager\config" or "C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\OpenVPNManager\config" depending on your ovpn version and install your cert and private key from .p12 file in Windows.
    Each .ovpn file in above directory is interpreted as a separate connection from OpenVPN Manager and is offered you to establish in menu.



  • normally you should be able to use the export utility every time, and it should add a seperate "menu' for each openvpn connection (when you rightclick the icon in the tray).

    the only reason i know that this fails is:
    –> your pfsense systems all have the same hostname+domain. (system->general setup)

    so if thats the case, make them different/unique from eachother and reboot the boxes. then try the client export utility again.


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