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Dango
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After updating windows to version 22H2, I can't get instance for browser on Power Automate Desktop

After updating windows to version 22H2, I can't get instance for browser on Power Automate Desktop.

Is there somebody knows the solution?

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CKN
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Looks like the new update to Automate has fixed it. I had the same issue but 2.26.00230.22312 works.

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ThomasFonn
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Resolver I

Hi @Dango,

Which browser are you having issues with?

There's been some issues with the Firefox plugin as of late, and you may have to re-install it, See instruction here

 

Thank you for your reply.

I use Chrome. I also tried using Edge and Firefox. But it didn't work well.

When launching browser, the PAD launches the browser without problem.

But it can't create the browser instance.

When I checked the instance on the left panel which is flow variables,

the brwoser instance is still vacant despite the browser is launched.

I also reintall the browswers plugin. But the problem hasn't been solved.

And I try the same PAD process on another PC, then the PAD can create the instance when it lauches the browser.

That PC's OS is not the latest one. And I guess after updating the OS to the latest, the PAD can't create the instance for the browser.

 

I have the same issue. Before the 22H2 update everything worked fine with Microsoft Edge. After the update no connection can be established. Re-installed the browser extension already. Installed Chrome now, too. Same issue. Hope someone can provide a solution here.

oliverx
New Member

A click on the error message in PAD actually shows that there is an exception thrown, very similar one for Edge and Chrome:

 

Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.SDK.ActionException: Failed to assume control of Microsoft Edge (Communication with browser failed. Try reloading extension). ---> Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.UIAutomation.WebAutomation.Core.Browser.WebBrowserException: Exception of type 'Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.UIAutomation.WebAutomation.Core.Browser.WebBrowserException' was thrown.
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.UIAutomation.WebAutomation.Core.WebExtensionsBrowser.WebExtensionsBrowserLauncher.LaunchNew(ProcessWindowStyle processWindowStyle, String initialUrl, Int32 timeout, WebPageCourseOfActionIfDialogAppearsEnum dialogHandlingMode, String dialogButtonName)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.UIAutomation.Plugin.Edge.Edge.StartNew(ProcessWindowStyle processWindowStyle, String initialUrl, Int32 timeout, WebPageCourseOfActionIfDialogAppearsEnum dialogHandlingMode, String dialogButtonName)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.WebAutomation.Actions.WebAutomationActions.LaunchNewEdge(String initialUrl, String edgeTabTitle, String edgeTabUrl, String dialogButtonToPress, Int32 operation, Int32 windowState, Int32 attachMode, Boolean waitForWebPageToLoad, Int32 waitForPageToLoadTimeout, Int32 courseOfActionIfDialogAppears, Boolean clearCache, Boolean clearCookies, Int32 timeout)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.WebAutomation.Actions.LaunchEdgeBase.Execute(ActionContext context)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Modules.WebAutomation.Actions.LaunchEdgeBase.Execute(ActionContext context)
at Microsoft.Flow.RPA.Desktop.Robin.Engine.Execution.ActionRunner.Run(IActionStatement statement, Dictionary`2 inputArguments, Dictionary`2 outputArguments)

amarppatel
New Member

I have the same issue, with both Chrome and Edge extensions.  I have re-installed the extensions multiple times. I have restarted the computer. It started happening after the 22H2 Windows Update.  I have tried the steps on this link (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/error-failed-to-assume-control-of-microsoft-edge-chrome-fi...), but no luck.

CKN
Helper I
Helper I

Looks like the new update to Automate has fixed it. I had the same issue but 2.26.00230.22312 works.

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