Hamachi Basic as Windows service

To install Hamachi Basic as Windows NT/2k/XP (Vista not supported) service you must follow few steps described in: http://www.itsatechworld.com/2006/01/17/hamachi-vpn-solution/

To install Hamachi Basic as Windows Vista service you must download ServiceEx.exe. Copy it to C:\Program Files\ServiceEx and create there file HamachiService.ini. Paste there:

[ServiceEx]
ServiceExeFullPath = "C:\Program Files\Hamachi\hamachi.exe"
options = -srvany -config "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Hamachi"
desktop = false
Start=Auto
StartNow=false

Change there config dir. Now open command line as administrator, type there

cd C:\Program Files\ServiceEx
ServiceEx install HamachiService

Close your hamachi (if runned), type in start/run services.msc and start your new HamachiService.
Warning! Currently I don't know how to handle “Interact hamachi with desktop” on service tab.

To install any other things as windows service you can use tool: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=197 or ServiceEx.

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Author: Rafał Żelazko

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1 thought on “Hamachi Basic as Windows service”

  1. I am running Vista Ultimate. I just tried this, and had the same problem I had when I used the one from ServiceEx.com. I would get the Interactive Services Dialog Detection box popping up.

    Now, I read the instructions above many times before starting the service. After the box came up, I opened it, turned off the Hamachi, and let things go. It came back.

    I decided to ignore it, and let it sit. I opened Services, stopped Hamachi, then unchecked the Interact with desktop box. The notice went away immediately. I restarted Hamachi, and the notice did not come back.

    Just to test my theory, I checked the desktop box again, and restarted te service. Guess what? The notice came back. As soon as I cleared the box and restarted the service, no more notice.

    Remember: IF YOU ARE RUNNING VISTA, MAKE SURE YOU CLEAR THE “ALLOW SERVICE TO INTERACT WITH DESKTOP” BOX.

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