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Driver initialization fails on windows 2008 server 64 bits #2774

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lukeis opened this issue Mar 3, 2016 · 4 comments

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commented Mar 3, 2016

Originally reported on Google Code with ID 2774

WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();
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java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
    at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.setup(InternetExplorerDriver.java:82)
    at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.(InternetExplorerDriver.java:48)
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Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Unable to find tmp dir: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Temp
Build info: version: '2.11.0', revision: '14435', time: '2011-10-28 18:01:56'
System info: os.name: 'Windows Server 2008 R2', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1',
java.version: '1.6.0_25'
Driver info: driver.version: InternetExplorerDriver
    at org.openqa.selenium.io.TemporaryFilesystem.(TemporaryFilesystem.java:77)
    at org.openqa.selenium.io.TemporaryFilesystem.getDefaultTmpFS(TemporaryFilesystem.java:52)
    at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriverServer.initializeLib(InternetExplorerDriverServer.java:82)
    at org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriverServer.(InternetExplorerDriverServer.java:38)
    ... 24 more
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WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
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Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Unable to find tmp dir: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Temp
Build info: version: '2.11.0', revision: '14435', time: '2011-10-28 18:01:56'
System info: os.name: 'Windows Server 2008 R2', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1',
java.version: '1.6.0_25'
Driver info: driver.version: FirefoxDriver
    at org.openqa.selenium.io.TemporaryFilesystem.(TemporaryFilesystem.java:77)
    at org.openqa.selenium.io.TemporaryFilesystem.getDefaultTmpFS(TemporaryFilesystem.java:52)
    at org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxProfile.layoutOnDisk(FirefoxProfile.java:503)
    at org.openqa.selenium.firefox.internal.NewProfileExtensionConnection.start(NewProfileExtensionConnection.java:74)
    ... 26 more

Reported by fhoudebert on 2011-11-04 08:51:01

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commented Mar 3, 2016

Reported by jari.bakken on 2011-11-04 16:46:40

  • Labels added: Component-WebDriver, Lang-Java, OpSys-Windows
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commented Mar 3, 2016

I've found a solution to this.  It appears Windows 2008 has some notorious issues with
temp directory permissions.  I changed an environment variable for the current user
(Temp) to a different directory I created and this went away.

Reported by jasoncorbett on 2012-05-31 21:48:25

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commented Mar 3, 2016

Closing the issue as it's related to the environment rather than selenium.

Reported by barancev on 2012-12-10 12:21:23

  • Status changed: WontFix
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commented Mar 3, 2016

Reported by luke.semerau on 2015-09-17 18:14:07

  • Labels added: Restrict-AddIssueComment-Commit

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