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jgrothaus
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Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

I have installed and reinstalled the desktop software several times with the same result.  After installation, I am able to access and the create reports.  Next day when clicking on the icon to open I get the error message:  Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.  I have clicked on the help link from the error message and installed and reinstalled the gateway as well several times with the same issue.  Day one everything works great, day two get the same error message.  Would like to have a reliable report system that does require constant uninstall/install to work.

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Microsoft v-ljerr-msft
Microsoft

Re: Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

Hi @jgrothaus,

 

Have you tried running Power BI Desktop with administrator privilege which should allow Power BI Desktop to successfully launch in this scenario?

 

Regards

jgrothaus
Regular Visitor

Re: Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

I have, but any reports I created and to connect to data I get an error: Unable to Open Document it goes on to say it the file has been renamed, moved or deleted.  

Microsoft v-ljerr-msft
Microsoft

Re: Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

Hi @jgrothaus,

 

For further troubleshooting this issue, could you go and check if you still get the "Unable to Open Document" error when you create a new report with administrator privilege, then close and reopen it again also with administrator privilege? Smiley Happy

 

Regards

jgrothaus
Regular Visitor

Re: Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

I created and ran a report as administrator, saved the report and was able to open it up again as an administrator.  It seems that the issue arises as the Power BI desktop only can see my C drive.  I have a network drive where the database and all models are located.  I can not access the network drive as an administator. 

davebrown89
Regular Visitor

Re: Error Message - Could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections.

Was this ever resolved?  I am running into the same issue after installing the latest version of Desktop.

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