Using WireGuard on Windows as non-admin - proper solution?

Phillip McMahon phillip.mcmahon at
Sun Nov 29 14:40:03 CET 2020

Hi Jason,

I have been following the wider thread and maybe I misunderstood but
believe the solution requires some registry tweaks and membership to
the Network Operators Group, along with Windows Home requiring the
creation of a group not officially supported on that platform. Correct
or not?

It was with all the in mind that I wrote the two points.

"The topic is closed and the discussion over". Seems a little over the
top Jason. A year ago you concluded there would never be a solution
for Windows outside of full admin. End of discussion. Now we have
something that isn't full admin. Clearly times and positions can
change. But you might still not be at the final version, you might
want to incorporate a little more of the experience of your members to
get there.


On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 13:50, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 1:09 PM Phillip McMahon
> <phillip.mcmahon at> wrote:
> >
> > Interesting thread to follow.
> >
> > My larger concern here is that without an officially provided method
> > to run wg as non-admin on supported Windows platforms the following
> > may happen
> Maybe you should keep following the thread? There _is_ an officially
> provided method, and it has been released, and you can go to
> to download it and read all about it in the
> release notes posted to this list. This topic is closed and the
> discussion over.
> Then Adrian Larsen decided to jump in and request a totally unrelated
> feature, rather than starting a new thread for that. I indulged, and
> here we are.

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