Error Codes XXXXXX2A-00000003 or XXXXXX0A-0000000A when attempting to stream an application from a Microsoft Application Virtualization Management Server

Applies to: Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 for Terminal ServicesApplication Virtualization 4.5 for Windows DesktopsApplication Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal Services More


You receive the following error when trying to launch or stream an application using the App-V client:

The Application Virtualization Client could not Launch <APPLICATION NAME>

The System Cannot Find the File Specified

Error Code: XXXXXX-XXXXXX2A-00000003

You may also see the following error:

Unexpected Error

Error Code: XXXXXX-XXXXXX0A-0000000A


This can easily happen if you use the wrong convention for specifying a UNC path as an HREF for the SFT file in the application’s OSD file.


If you use the traditional format and not the proper HREF format for specifying a UNC path, the App-V client will error out. You will need to specify the FILE:// HREF prefix in front of the UNC path. For example, if the SFT file located in \\server\share\directory\application.sft path, you will need to specify the format as follows:


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Please note: Specifying a UNC path using the traditional format (\\server\sharename\directory) for the ASR (ApplicationSourceRoot) OSR (OSDSourceRoot) and ISR (IconSourceRoot) is required for those three values per the documentation here: