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ClickOnce Deployment Tool (Primavera.Deployment.EPPM.exe) Fails to Open, and a '.NET Runtime' Error Displays in the Windows Event Viewer (Doc ID 2920818.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2023

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 22.12 to 22.12 [Release 22.12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to run Primavera.Deployment.EPPM.exe in order to configure an on-premise ClickOnce deployment, the application does not open and the following error can be seen in the Windows Event Viewer:

.NET Runtime

Application: Primavera.Deployment.EPPM.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.IO.FileNotFoundException

Exception Info: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Download the P6 Professional ClickOnce installation media zip file to a local drive on the staging computer and extract all files to the C:\source folder on the staging computer.
  2. Double-click Primavera.Deployment.EPPM.exe.
  3. The application does not open.
  4. Open the Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Application list and view the reported error.

Full instructions for configuring ClickOnce in P6 EPPM are available in chapter Using ClickOnce in the P6 EPPM Installation and Configuration Guide:

  1. Browse to the P6 EPPM installation documentation page and click the link for the desired version.
  2. On the left select Installing and Upgrading.
  3. Click the PDF link under How do I install P6 Professional for use with P6 EPPM?




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