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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hamachi or Windows sleeps

Hello good people

 

I'm having an issue with Hamachi on my Windows Server 2012 R2 - I use Remote Desktop to control the server and as long as Im active or in control of the server, Hamachi is active and working fine.

 

However, as soon as I disconnect the Remote Desktop connection to the server, Hamachi goes to sleep and hence I cant access the server from any of the other clients in my Hamachi mesh network.

 

Is this a Windows Server issue or Hamachi issue? I have set all power settings I can find in Windows Server 2012 to off and Ive also set "powercfg /hibernate off" through the command prompt. Ive made sure to set the onboard NIC to not power down in the Device Manager.

 

Please help...what else could be causing this? Thanks

 

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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hamachi or Windows sleeps

I couldn’t find any recent documentation stating this exactly, but old searches indicate that at least in the past, the free version didn’t allow hamachi to run as a service which means it needed to have someone be logged in to run. So when you log off, hamachi doesn’t go to sleep it just turns off. You could try to disconnect instead of signing off but if it looks like it is working as expected for the free version.
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hamachi or Windows sleeps

Are you using the free version?
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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hamachi or Windows sleeps

well...yes...

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Re: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hamachi or Windows sleeps

I couldn’t find any recent documentation stating this exactly, but old searches indicate that at least in the past, the free version didn’t allow hamachi to run as a service which means it needed to have someone be logged in to run. So when you log off, hamachi doesn’t go to sleep it just turns off. You could try to disconnect instead of signing off but if it looks like it is working as expected for the free version.