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Error executing AlteryxCmd CommandLine

Alteryx Version: 11.3x64

Server (Y/N): N

Admin/Non-Admin (A/NA): NA

Workflow Attached (Y/N): N

Logs Attached (Database, Engine,etc) (Y/N): N

Can reproduce behavior (Y/N): Y

If Yes, what are steps to reproduce:

  1. Launch the GUI from Start Menu
  2. Open/Creat any workflow, for example, Directory Tool
  3. Run
  4. The error Error executing AlteryxCmd¶ CommandLine: "C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxEngineCmd.exe


error CommandLine.png

@AsiaScope  This could depend on how your Windows credentials are set up, but I believe non-admins do not have the proper rights to read the C:\Program Files\ directory.  Try something like :




The situation for me is it fails to run any workflow even I launch Alteryx from Start Menu and click through all the buttons. My understanding is it will launch the GUI C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxGui.exe instead of the C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxEngineCmd.exe.


Could anyone please help? Ideally I would like to launch the GUI with cmd line.


I doubt if it is admin right issue as there is nothing complaining on admin right. (Or could anyone help me understand how to check if there is any admin right issue?)






Specifically, try this: 

1. Open Alteryx

2. Put a TEXT INPUT tool on the canvas

3.  Click Run

What happens?



Same error.. 

Designer x64 The Designer x64 reported: AlteryxProcessManager: Error executing AlteryxCmd¶ CommandLine: "C:\Program Files\Alteryx\bin\AlteryxEngineCmd.exe" /Binary \\.\pipe\6f779813-26a3-4d13-857e-936ceb3ccca7_In \\.\pipe\6f779813-26a3-4d13-857e-936ceb3ccca7_Out¶ Windows Error: %1 is not a valid Win32 application. ¶ (193)

Sounds like an issue with the installation process.  I'd uninstall everything and start over with a clean install.  If you've been through that already, then time to contact Alteryx Support.

Out of curiosity is this running in a VM on AWS or Paralells?  If so, was the image moved or restored from a backup?  I've seen similar error messages in those situations.