Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hamachi Failed to Connect to the Engine

I use Hamachi in many of the small church clients we support. It’s an excellent low-cost solution for VPN access to approved network resources. I ran into a problem tonight that has a fairly easy fix. I experienced an issue with Hamachi starting up on a Windows Vista Business laptop. Hamachi appeared to connect and disconnect at random. I stopped the process and tried to restart Hamachi but received a “failed to connect to the engine” error.

The fix is to start services.msc, navigate to LogMeIn Hamachi 2.0 Tunneling Engine, start the tunnel, then start Hamachi.

22 comments:

  1. THANk you!!! I did as you said, and ran perfectly alright!
    Sergio

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  2. Where is the Services.MSN?????

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  3. In XP you can hit the start button, go over to run, type services.msc in the box, and hit enter. Alternately, hit start, go to control panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, then Services.

    In Vista or Windows 7, hit the start bubble and type services.msc in the search box, and hit enter.

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  4. Hey guys i did exactly what i was suppose to do but for some reason the LogMeIn status is at starting therefore not allowing me to stop or start the service. is there anyway you can help me get past this problem?

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  5. Kill the hamachi process in task manager, slect 'view all processses' and find the other hamachi under system.

    You can then click start via this method here, and it will run fine

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  6. i tried what you just saiad and still no luck. i have vista

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  7. my tunnel is set at starting so i can't start or stop it

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  8. Ah ha! This works just fine. For those who are still having trouble and find that the service is running, yet not working, you have two choices; either restart the service, or stop it, and start it again. I had to restart mine in order for Hamachi to connect to the engine, and after this was completed, it worked just fine.

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  9. Just to say, for people who can't seem to locate the 'Stop' and 'Restart' buttons, they are both located near the top left of the screen as you click onto the Hamachi service. (Don't double click, or it will bring up another screen showing the details of the service)

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  10. also if the service is labled as disabled in the services window right click it, select properties and change start-up type from disabled to manual or automatic. You should now be able to start the service.

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  11. thanks man that helped alot!(:

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  12. I did it I stoped and started again I restarted...i dont under stand nothing is working....please help~Vista~

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  13. For those with svc in "Starting..." state:
    http://community.logmeinrescue.com/t5/Hamachi/Failed-to-connect-to-the-engine/td-p/31405/page/4

    n808
    Re: Failed to connect to the engine.
    04-28-2011 02:42 AM

    I found a solution to the stuck in "Starting" state here :

    http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/312

    I used TaskMgr to find the PID for the LogMeIn Hamachi 2.0 Tunnelling engine, which was stuck in Starting state. Then killed it with taskkill. Started it in the Services CP, and now Hamachi GUI connects to the engine again.

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  14. The service isn't there. At all. I installed a program called Soluto which helps fix boot times and it set Hamachi to delayed start, but when I did that the service disappeared entirely!

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    I have been reading it for past few weeks. The data presented here are relevant and
    precise I think. You should be concentrating more on the outlay. Good job though.
    Hamachi

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  16. Well, I tried but I get Error 1053..
    If anyone could help me, Msn: M1K3-Retro@hotmail.com & Skype: epicxmike . Hope any1 could help me..

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  17. All i get is error code 1053: Hamachi did not start in a timely fashion and this happens instantly. Please help.

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  18. I got the same as TJRay..... I can at services.msc only press start to the hamachi, but i gives me that message too ?

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  19. I can't click any buttons? Would that be because i'm not administrator on this computer?

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