Created On:  06 May 2011

Problem:

On installing TestPartner to an Execution Server machine and executing a TestPartner test via SilkCentral,  the execution consistently reports a status of "Not Executed". When the messages tab for the said execution is inspected, the following error is found:

com4j.ComException: 80080005 OleRun failed : Server execution failed : .\com4j.cpp:140

How can the above error be overcome to allow the successful execution of TestPartner tests via SilkCentral Test Manager? 

Resolution:

The above error indicates that the system is pending a system reboot from the TestPartner installation that was performed on the Execution Server machine. Reboot the system and re-execute the test from SilkCentral Test Manager and the TestPartner test should execute as expected.