Solution: Power BI - "Can't contact visual server. Please make sure the visual server is running and configured correctly."

You might see this error message when trying to load the Power BI Custom Visual “Development Visual”

“Can’t contact visual server. Please make sure the visual server is running and configured correctly”.

1. Make sure local server is started by running “pbiviz start” from the project root.

2. Make sure the certificate is installed by running “pbiviz –install-cert” and follow these instructions.

If the above doesn’t work, try installing the cert using the following settings.

“Local Machine”

“Automatically Select…”

If it still doesn’t work, then file an issue here: https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals/issues

Jon

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