"This application can't open" --- There is a problem with " application name" . Contact your system administrator about reparing or reinstalling it RRS feed

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  • Newly purchased Laptop with windows 8.1 OS preinstalled. We have successfully added this system to domain. While accessing the application after logging into the domain with Domain Credential, we found below attached error where  user is having local admin previledges and  the UAC disabled.
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:04 AM


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  • In Local Group Policy Editor, Security Settings, AppLocker, Packaged app Rules, Create Packaged apps Rules/ or if already created, uncheck the app you want to run

    Edit: If that is not the case, MS needs to shorten the length of file names.
    • Edited by colakid Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:30 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:24 PM
  • Hi,

    Firstly, please enable UAC and restart your computer to test if this problem resolved.

    If problem persists, try to use APP troubleshooter to check APP problem, if there is any reports, please feel free let us know.

    Windows App troubleshooter:

    Roger Lu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:06 AM
  • I have enabled UAC and used the APP troubleshooter.  However, the problem persists.  It is not isolated to one APP, but to all APPs.  Please assist.
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:59 PM
  • How about create a new user account? Please have a try.

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    Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:41 AM
  • Need help, Don't know much about computers. Can't reinstall an app. that says app can't open.

    Monday, December 14, 2015 3:30 PM