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

Applies to: Application Virtualization 4.5 for Windows DesktopsApplication Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal ServicesMicrosoft Application Virtualization 4.6 for Terminal Services Service Pack 1 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: