Connect to VPN in Windows 10

Until yesterday I used a Windows 7 Pro and OpenVPN to connect to a VPN. In the OpenVPN config folder I had:

  • ca.crt
  • client.key
  • connection.ovpn

Due to some hardware failure I was forced to buy a new system that came Windows 10 Home pre-installed.

In Windows 10, I’m trying to use the built-in VPN connection system, in order to avoid installing OpenVPN, but I’m unable to make it work. I installed the ca.crt in the MMC, in Trusted Root Certification Authority, but when I press Connect it says “Can’t connect to VPNCONNECTION – A certificate could not be found that can be used with this Extensible Authentication Protocol”. I tried various settings, but no luck (and for me it’s really a matter of luck, since I don’t know what I’m doing there)

I installed OpenVPN, copy-pasted the config directory contents from my old machine and it connected just fine.

Is there any chance I can use the Windows 10 built-in system and uninstall OpenVPN?



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