The CONNECTION Client says "Working" and never completes sign in
In almost all cases, we have identified this issue as a problem caused by Microsoft's Auto-update of the Edge Webviewer.
There are some cases where WebView2 failed to connect and users are unable to login to the CONNECTION Client. You can verify the version of the installed WebView2 component by navigating to Windows Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
CONNECTION Client logs can reveal the following error:
10-25-21 11:44:33.651  ERROR - SingleSignOnControl - CoreWebView2 init failed: Microsoft.Web.WebView2.Core.WebView2RuntimeNotFoundException: Couldn't find a compatible Webview2 Runtime installation to host WebViews. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
As a workaround:
CONNECTION Client needs to be installed when logged in as the local Windows administrator account, not by providing the administrator's credentials on a non-Administrator account. For details, see this article.
The workaround provided by Microsoft publicly on October 26th is to update group policy and push it out to all users, no uninstall/reinstall required:
“Set that Group Policy value to 0 or 1 if it's set to 2”
See: Microsoft Edge - Policies
This is not a CONNECTION Client issue - it is a Microsoft Edge WebView2 issue described here and if the above work around does not resolve it, you will need to log a service request with Microsoft for further assistance.
The "x64" folder and the EmbeddedBrowserWebView.dll gets removed and only the "x86" folder remains.
Before auto update there are the following two folders:
After auto update only the x86 folder remains
This happens because the machine has 32-bit Edge Chromium installed on a 64-bit OS.
Uninstall x86 Edge Chromium and install x64 Edge Chromium.
In a few cases, there is a local change to the Firewall and/or Anti-Virus configurations done by the Organization. Please ask your IT team to check for updates or changes to the environment
Microsoft Edge - Policies
CONNECTION Client Release Notes
Unable to login into CONNECTION client (version 11.xx.xx.xx) on Windows 10 machine
How to collect logs and submit logs
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