How to fix UWP Xbox deployment 0x80131500 - Exception from HRESULT: 0x801C0003

Video Playback Experience Team 25 Reputation points

Hi, we're trying to deploy the UWP Xbox app, as we have done for the past five years, and after the recent update, it fails with this error:

WinAppDeployCmd.exe install -file "C:\Users\package.msix" -ip
Windows App Deployment Tool
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Opening connection to device at ''. 0x80131500 - Exception from HRESULT: 0x801C0003
0x801C0003 - Exception from HRESULT: 0x801C0003

Reproducible on both: Xbox Series S / Xbox One X

Firmware: August 2023, OS version: 10.0.25398.1762

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  1. Timothy S 85 Reputation points

    Ran into this ourselves yesterday and found a solution. You might be using an out of date version of the Windows App Deployment Tool. Here's what we did:

    1. Updated Visual Studio 2022 to 17.7.4, we were a few versions out of date
    2. We have a few older versions of the Windows Software Development Kit installed. We removed the old ones and just kept the latest (10.0.22621.1778 as of 9/15).
    3. Updated our PATH environment variable to have the latest kit location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.22621.0\x64)
    4. Did a pin connection to the Xbox to set up the connection again (WinAppDeployCmd.exe list -ip <xbox ip> -pin <pin from xbox>)
    5. Worked after that!

    Hope that helps.

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