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Frequently Encountered Orchestrator Errors

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Important!

Sign out of all RDP sessions on Robot machines before starting a job on them.

An error occurred while loading the external identity provider. Please check the external identity provider configuration.

Thrown when trying to use OKTA authentication in Azure Web App deployments. This happens because the OKTA certificate cannot be added to the trusted root provider settings.

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Solution

Add AppSettings_Saml2ValidCertificateOnly to the Identity Server web app application settings and set it to false.

Could not create SSL/TLS secure Channel


This error is occasionally encountered when trying to get assets or queue items during workflow execution. This happens due to a Transport Layer Security failure for Windows devices attempting a TLS connection to a device that does not support Extended Master Secret. This is not an Orchestrator issue.

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Solution

Find here more details on the matter and how to mitigate it.

No robot available for user X


This error is encountered if the username provided for the Robot does not coincide with the one used on the Robot machine.

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Solution

Make sure the user names match. For more information on how to connect the Robot or Orchestrator correctly, see the Connecting Robots to Orchestrator article.

Permission missing: Launcher


It can occur when you are trying to start a job directly from the Robot machine (from the tray or Studio), and the machine username is not the same as the one used to connect the Robot to Orchestrator. For example, if you connected the Robot to Orchestrator using the ABC username, you cannot start jobs on the Robot from the tray or Studio using a different user, such as XYZ.

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Solution

If you are sure that the username with which you connected the Robot to Orchestrator is the same as the one on the machine, please use the Regutil.exe tool to deactivate the Robot license and reconnect to Orchestrator. Find more details here.

Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password


This occurs when you try to start a job on a Robot whose credentials have been incorrectly provided in Orchestrator. If the Robot username is in a domain, the username needs to be in the domain\username format.

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Solution

If the Robot username is in a domain, the username needs to be in the domain\username format.

Executor start process failed, reason System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied.


The error is thrown if the Robot password is not provided.

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Solution

To add the password, edit the Robot, as explained here.

Permission missing: Remote Execution


This error is displayed if you are trying to run a process on an Attended Robot from Orchestrator.

Executor start process failed, reason: A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated


There are two types of occurrences:
A. Every time you try to start the Robot - This means that a logon session cannot be created at the moment. This happens if you are connected to the Robot machine with a different username with RDP.

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Solution

To avoid this error, sign off all the RDP connections on the Robot machine.

B. Randomly - In this case, you can attempt the following:

  • Check if the Robot machine has enough resources (CPU, Memory).
  • Check the connection time using the mstsc command-line function. If the 60 seconds timeout period expires, the error is displayed.

An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host “Oops! We’re sorry! It seems Orchestrator is down.”


This issue can occur in the following cases:

  • The server is restarted in Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • The server is shut down.
  • The connection to the server is suddenly lost.

Value cannot be null


Encountered if you start and kill a job in Orchestrator quickly, while the process is still being downloaded on the Robot machine.

Job not found


The issue occurs when the Robot and Orchestrator connection is lost for a scheduled job with the Terminate After option enabled.

The handle is invalid


This error is displayed in the following cases:
A. Projects containing UI Automation - when an RDP connection already exists in the background (minimized).
B. As a known Windows issue.

An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist


This error is related to a known Windows issue.

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Solution

For more information, please use the enableLowLevel tracing option and provide the generated .etl file to our support team.

Desktop has been disconnected while performing UI actions


The issue occurs whenever the RDP connection to the Robot machine is lost.

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Solution

Learn how to avoid this by Executing Tasks in a Minimized RDP Window.

A device attached to the system is not functioning


This is caused by an external issue.
"An attached device is not working for one of these reasons: (1) it is switched off or connected improperly; (2) the floppy disk and drive types are incompatible; (3) the floppy disk is not properly inserted in the drive; (4) the drive door is open; or (5) the floppy disk is not properly formatted."

Executor start process failed, reason System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800700AA): The requested resource is in use


The issue is encountered if the logIntoConsole parameter in the UiPath.settings file is set to true while using High-Density Robots.

Execution error: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\ProgramData\UiPath…is denied


This error is encountered in the following situations:
A. If High-Density and regular Robots write or modify the same file. To avoid this, generate different files for Robots and unique user IDs.
B. If a Robot does not have write permissions for the target folder.
C. If the file has been created and the Robot cannot edit it.

Robot already running for user


This issue occurs when schedules overlap (2-3 schedules start at the same time).

Bad request and The remote host did not answer in a timely manner.


The issues occur when not all users on a machine are connected as Robots to Orchestrator.

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Solution

Check the Robot LAN Settings for an enabled proxy server. If a proxy server is specified, check out how Redirecting Robots through a Proxy Server works. This procedure only works over un-authenticated proxy connections.

Cannot upgrade the legacy UiPath.Core.Activities package.


This error can occur when you execute processes created before 2018.3.

Processes created before 2018.3 depend on the legacy UI Automation package, namely Core.Activities. When you run them in the current version, you must use a Core.Activities meta-package that migrates the activities using the new System and UIAutomation packages.

By default, the legacy Core.Activities package is not published anywhere, so the migration meta-package is used. However, if the legacy Core.Activities was published on custom feeds or Orchestrator by users, the legacy package is installed, which exhibits this error.

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Solution

Remove the legacy Core.Activities package from any custom feed before trying to execute the process again. Also, remember to check out how to Open Projects Created with Previous Versions.

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Licence permission missing


This issue occurs on Studio v2018.3.2 and above when executing projects that are using the 18.3.6864.20582 version of the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities package.

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Solution

A. If you have projects created with Studio v2018.3.1 using the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities dependency version 18.3.6864.20582, you must open them in Studio, and the UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities dependency must be updated to the 18.3.6877.28298 version.

B. If you have projects created in versions before v2018.3.1 and weren't opened with this version, but v2018.3.1 is already installed, you must perform the following steps to prevent compatibility issues with future versions of the UiPath Platform. You must delete the 2018.3.6864.20598 version of the UiPath.Core.Activities dependency from the following locations:

  • The Orchestrator feed
  • The default packages location - %Program Files (x86)%\UiPath\Studio\Packages
  • The NuGet cache - %userprofile%\.nuget\packages\uipath.core.activities

C. If Studio/Robot v2018.3.1 was NOT previously installed, and the 18.3.6864.20582 version of UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities package is not deployed locally or on your Orchestrator feed, then you can upgrade to v2018.3.2 without any risks.

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Important:

If you ever installed other 2018.3 versions than the Enterprise Studio v2018.3.1 edition (eg. Community Stable v2018.3.0 or any prior beta versions for both Enterprise and Community), the above applies as well. Do not use any UiPath.UIAutomation.Activities with version less or equal than 18.3.6864.20582, and UiPath.Core.Activities with version less or equal than 2018.3.6864.20598.

Bad Request - Request Too Long


This error can occur when trying to access Orchestrator, due to a browser persistent cookies issue.

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Solution

To solve or avoid this issue, clear the cookies in your browser. For example, for Chrome browsers, follow these instructions to clear the cookies, making sure you select All time as time range. Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers also have detailed instructions on how to delete the cookies.

If you are getting a Bad Request - Request too long - HTTP Error 400. The size of the request headers is too long. response, it is likely that the token signing certificates don't match on each node in a high availability configuration.

The user is not a member of the specified AD domain.


When logging into Orchestrator using Active Directory, an unknown error is thrown. It is accompanied by the following error in the NLog Target of the Orchestrator Logs (EventViewer or what is configured in the Orchestrator config): UiPath.Orchestrator.Core.Exceptions.BadRequestException: Error code - 1413, Message - 'The user is not a member of the specified AD domain.'

This occurs if you use Active Directory users as the identity of your Application Pools (Identity or Orchestrator) without setting Load User Profile to True.

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Solution

  1. In IIS Manager, select your Orchestrator website and then navigate to Application Pools.
  2. From the list of application pools, right-click Identity or Orchestrator and select Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings window is displayed.
  3. On the Process Model section, set the Load User Profile to True.

Updated 2 months ago


Frequently Encountered Orchestrator Errors


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