We are experiencing problems with PowerBI desktop clients.
We have an application which calls a service on a named pipe connection.
When this service is running we are experiencing problems with Power Bi Desktop.
We were able to reproduce this error by running "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Power BI Desktop\bin\PBIDesktop.exe" as a test user with normal privileges.
I see that a new named pipe, with what seems like an random name, is created as soon as the our service is started. It seems like Power Bi in some way tries to access this named pipe, but have insufficient rights to do so. Running the application as an administrator is working as expected (but is not a viable option, as our users are not being given admin rights under any circumstances). The same behavior is also observed on client computer running Windows 10 after installation of this service.
With our service stopped:
With our service running.
We also looked into some error messages in the event logs, but these does not seem to be related to this problem. The errors relates to the events mentioned in this article: Perflib/ PerfNet Errors generated on VDA (citrix.com).
Could you please follow up with your team and see what can be done to solve the issue with Power BI.