Deadline unable to Launch nuke for render job?

Hi all,

I have recently installed deadline using two license free machines for testing. I will preface this by saying I am not a systems admin, I am an artist but due to our lack of a pipeline TD, guess who got roped into this… I have worked with and configured deadline before on a very small scale so I’m at least vaguely familiar with how it works. I have run into a frustrating problem. I had Nuke renders working just fine but all of a sudden it can no longer launch Nuke, giving me this error:

ERROR STARTING “C:\Program Files\Nuke11.3.exe” for user “tom.hurd” in “C:\Program Files\Nuke11.3v5” : the stub received bad data.

What’s weird is it briefly fixed itself for about 10 minutes before kicking this error up again. I know it’s not a lot to go on but does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, Tom

Looks like an older problem when “Run as user” is enabled on Windows. Try turning that off.