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Windows: issue: netsh command failed: returned error code 1

This error can occur for a number of reasons. The first thing you should do is to make sure that you are running OVPN as administrator. You can do this by right-clicking on the OpenVPN icon and choosing Run as administrator.


Open the Control Panel

Click Networks and Internet.

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Click Network and Sharing Center.

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Click Change settings for network adapter, which can be found in the left-hand column of the Control Panel.

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Find the icon that says TAP-Windows Adapter V9.

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Right-click the icon, and choose Change name. Change the name to tap0.

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All done!

The network configurations are finished. Try to connect to OVPN again.