MySQL Workbench Administrator, Cannot Create A Server Instance

(Doc ID 1494892.1)

Last updated on MARCH 26, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Workbench - Version 5.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Workbench reports "Cannot start SSH tunnel manager". Error log contains something similar to the following:

"   import socket
 File "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 5.2 CE\python\", line 46, in <module>
   import _socket
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found."


 Workbench installation is an upgrade from an earlier version


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