I have the same problems with Win7 - linux is much easier. Did you find a good solution?
Has anyone successfully set up the built-in Win7 client without having to use a VPN Client like Open VPN, or other external client? I would like to be able to use the Windows 7 version versus an open source or downloadable product - which could pose security risks due to the very nature of their sources.
Makes *no* sense at all. Why should open source apps pose more security risks? - With open source, you can actually *look* in the source code to see if there should be any hacks/back doors. This is a luxury you *don't* get with closed source apps. Chances are higher that MS made a deal with NSA to allow easy peeking than any OSS doing the same