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Can't find a session to run a desktop flow

have a desktop flow running in unattended mode from power automate cloud; the problem is that sometimes I get the SessionNotFound error. This desktop flow runs on windows server 2019 and the connection with power automate cloud is by machine name (with the most recent version)


I would appreciate your help.


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I am also experiencing this error, it happens intermittently and seems to be transient but would still like to understand why its happening?

Advocate II
Advocate II

I just started my first flow with PAD (lots on WinAutomation), and I am getting this same error on my flow that runs every 10 mins. It's bombing about 1 in every 10 times  on average.


Anyone know?

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I am also randomly receiving this error. Says it cannot find a target session.

Helper I
Helper I

Hey @NickR2021 ,


I also had this issue. For me I fixed it by opening power automate desktop on the machine that was running the flow. 


I think the machine had an out-of-date verison of PAD and this lead to this error. By opening the program it triggered the update to the new verison of PAD.

New Member

Hello guys, the same thing is happening to me too, although I scaled it to Microsoft I hope to have a solution soon, I tried to update both the PAD and the Gatewey onprem to the latest version but it did not work. Until August 10 it was working for me.

Regular Visitor

Just chiming in, suddenly the same issue has occured for me. Also happens if i try to run an Attended desktop flow from cloud. Running with Machine Connection.

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I had updated to the latest version, but I also had this event.
When this happens, you can't even see the detailed log(which action failed) on  Power automate, which is very annoying.
When I contacted Microsoft about this event, they asked me to vote for this.

However, I want this error not to happen in the first place.

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Any one Have Solution



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