run ansible-playbook from jenkins on windows

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I installed jenkins on windows machine.  Ansible is also installed in Windows and accessing through Linux subsystem  using CYGWIN. I am able to run ansible play from "cygwin".

I am getting below error from jenkins, if i run ansible play book from jenkins jobs. ( i have installed Ansible plugin and call the ansible playbook from "Invoke Ansible-Playbook option from build properties.

Started by user XXXXXXX

Running as SYSTEM
Building in workspace C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\TestingSimpleAnsibleJob
[TestingSimpleAnsibleJob] $ ansible-playbook /usr/bin/lib/projects/sample1/my-ansible.yml -f 5
The system cannot find the file specified
FATAL: command execution failed Cannot run program "ansible-playbook" (in directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\TestingSimpleAnsibleJob"): CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified
Nov 4, 2019 in Others by Sivakumar
• 130 points
Hello @Sivakumar, I hope you are doing good.

When there is an error saying "cannot find the file specified" or "cannot find the directory", make sure your ansible is available on that path.

Can you please check if the path is updated correctly while using pip?


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