"TLS_ERROR: BIO read tls_read_plaintext error: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed" when attempting openVPN connection

I have recently setup openVPN on a computer, built a ca authority, and generated certs for a client computer. I can connect the server fine, however upon attempting to connect from the client computer I get multiple errors(blotted out some info):
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Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 UDPv4 link remote: **.***.***.***:1194
Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 VERIFY ERROR: depth=1, error=self signed certificate in certificate chain: /C=US/ST=**/L=*******/O=OpenVPN/CN=VPN/emailAddress=*******@********.com
Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 TLS_ERROR: BIO read tls_read_plaintext error: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed
Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 TLS Error: TLS object -> incoming plaintext read error
Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 TLS Error: TLS handshake failed
Sat Apr 03 00:13:24 2010 SIGUSR1[soft,tls-error] received, process restarting
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Serverside I get peer connection reset errors (error code: 10054) and numerous messages about failed TLS keynegotiation ending with TLS handshake failing though this seems to match up with the client log

I cannot figure out the error, running the latest openVPN on Windows XP with the same config file found here: http://www.itsatechworld.com/files/server.ovpn though with the server IP changed to my internal address

client config can be found here: http://www.itsatechworld.com/files/client1.ovpn

the setup mirrors a working VPN configuration (I just followed this guide http://www.itsatechworld.com/2006/01/29/how-to-configure-openvpn/   ) and I've checked everything

What course of action should I pursue?


JKeyes1Asked:
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giltjrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The client could not verify the server's self signed cert.

Did the server side provide you with the public part of the key?  Did you import that into the CA data base?
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JKeyes1Author Commented:
im fairly certain ive added it to the certificate auths database, though ive very little vpn experience so i probably messed up somewhere. can you describe the process so i can see where ive messed up?
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JKeyes1Author Commented:
Alright I'm a complete idiot.....certs and client keys were in the wrong directory.....
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