EdgeDriver fails to initialize

Site Outreach Issue #8943428


Shankar K.
Sep 16, 2016
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I used selenium grid and MS Edge browser running on Windows 10 to open the URL… MSEdge browser launched. But after that nothing happens and it fails after a while…When I looked at the call stack on selenium grid i find EdgeDriver fails to initialize. I am attaching the call stack here. Complete call stack available in attachment.

at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.<init>(RemoteWebDriver.java:144)
at org.openqa.selenium.edge.EdgeDriver.<init>(EdgeDriver.java:152)
at org.openqa.selenium.edge.EdgeDriver.<init>(EdgeDriver.java:120)


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  • Please note that this issue is specific to EDGE browser ONLY. If i change my browser to chrome my tests run fine.
    This is the line causing the error…
    java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
    Build info: version: '2.53.1’, revision: 'a36b8b1’, time: ‘2016-06-30 17:37:03’
    System info: host: 'mo-251272ca8’, ip: '’, os.name: 'Windows 8.1’, os.arch: 'amd64’, os.version: '6.3’, java.version: ‘1.7.0_79’
    Driver info: driver.version: unknown
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.report(FutureTask.java:122)
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(FutureTask.java:188)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.DefaultSession.execute(DefaultSession.java:183)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.DefaultSession.(DefaultSession.java:119)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.DefaultSession.createSession(DefaultSession.java:95)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.DefaultDriverSessions.newSession(DefaultDriverSessions.java:124)
    I see many people hitting this exception but no resolution so far.

  • Tests run on selenium GRID.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

    Changed Title from “EdgeDriver fails to initialize” to “EdgeDriver fails to initialize”

    Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Mara P.” to “Ben B.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To from “Ben B.” to “John J.”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Site Outreach”

  • It looks like the OS you’re running on is Windows 8.1 per
    “os.name: 'Windows 8.1’”

    Edge isn’t supported on Windows 8.1. Assuming that isn’t the issue the next most likely cause is a mismatch between the driver version and the Edge version. Please make sure you have the appropriate version by downloading the correct driver from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/webdriver/

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