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Mikeeg Frequent Visitor
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PowerBI Desktop Installation Named Pipes Error


I have just downloaded the latest version of PowerBI Desktop and tried to install it on my PC (with more than the mimimum system requirements) and the installtion does not complete as an error is displayed stating:

"Microsoft PowerBI Desktop could not start properly due to errors with named pipe connections. Please click on the l ink below for details. "


Nothing in the link relates to named pipe connections!


Any idea as to what this might be?



Microsoft v-ljerr-msft

Re: PowerBI Desktop Installation Named Pipes Error

Hi @Mikeeg,


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


Or have you tried installing the latest version of Power BI Enterprise Gateway to see if the issue remains?Smiley Happy



Mikeeg Frequent Visitor
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Re: PowerBI Desktop Installation Named Pipes Error

Hi v-ljerr-mst


Just tried to install Power BI Enterprise Gateway and it said installation successful,  but at the end of the process when the next button was clicked I got an error singing in:


Network request returned unexpected error.
Request error: Id: '5d24a251-a959-4ce9-9446-a62ae84a82f0', Status code: 'NotFound', Timestamp: '02/16/2017 11:57:11 +00:00', ErrorCode: 'UnknownError', Detail: ''
   at Microsoft.PowerBI.DataMovement.EnterpriseGatewayConfigurator.ConfiguratorClientExtensions.<DiscoverEmailProperties>d__19.MoveNext()



Also, I was running the Power BI Desktop installation as an Administrator.


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