Microsoft Report Builder fails to launch for users with ProfileUnity

Product: ProfileUnity FlexApp

Product Version: 5.x

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: November 1, 2013



When users try to launch a website which requires Microsoft Report Builder it crashes with following error:

Cannot Start Application

Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor.




Local Application Data is redirected to UNC path


Possible Resolution(s):

This is a ClickOnce application which will not work when "Local Application Data" is redirected to UNC path. Once the Local Application Data is redirected to drive letter and when when user access this website: http://<servername>/reportserver/reportbuilder/reportbuilder.application

Following steps will happen :

Step 1) Application Run - Security Warning

  • Do you want to run this application?
  • Name: Report Builder
  • From: <websitehere>
  • Publisher: Microsoft Corporation



Step 2) When "Run" is selected application installs itself to:


Step 3) Report Builder application starts.


Redirect your Local Application Data and Application data to VHD location. 

Follow this KB how to accomplish this task: Redirecting Local Application Data and Application Data to Virtual Disk vs UNC


Related KB: ClickOnce application creating multiple invalid shortcuts/icons on non-persistent VDI desktop

Related KB: Do you want to run this application? Setting is not saving

Related KB: How to migrate users from "Folder Redirection - UNC path" to VHD "local path"


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