Component Object Model (COM) Error – PLA_E_EXE_FULL_PATH_REQUIRED 0x8030010E

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “PLA_E_EXE_FULL_PATH_REQUIRED 0x8030010E” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

When specifying the executable that you want to trace, you must specify a full path to the executable and not just a filename.