Web Platform Installer "bad uri message" when trying to start WebPI RRS feed

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  • Hi:

    New machine, windows 10. Setting it up for web development. Got IIS working on it (http://localhost/ brings up the logo page). Put in WebPI (5.0) and when trying to start it up (in the IIS Manager) all I can get is "invalid URI. The format of the URI could not be determined."

    I have seen lots of postings about this message, but not when simply starting up WebPI in the IIS manager.  I ran through and reinstalled it (WebPI) manually (using an MSI download link I found on a post that almost described my problem). This does not seem to be an unusual problem, but the posts I have seen are about .NET code, and/or not properly formatting the URL/URI being sent to some function or other. I also found a posting about adding a regedit entry to manually set a value called: ProductXMLLocation, but this did not change any behavior(s) at all. And yes, I have tried restarting IIS and even rebooting.

    I'm just trying to get WebPI itself to run so I can install something else that now seems to rely on WebPI to install instead of documenting how to do it yourself.

    Any help?

    Additional data: I found some thread about 404's with WebPI 5, and found that the cmd line 

    WebpiCmd.exe /Install /Feeds:https://webpifeed.blob.core.windows.net/webpifeed/WebProductList.xml /Products:UrlRewrite2

    is supposed to "fix" a bad URI (what the software knows as how to phone home no longer works, I guess. Why did you change that? I mean, really...). Except that the command line still returns with 

    Unexpected exception occurred
    Url 'https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/web/webpi/5.0/webproductlist.xml' returned HTTP status code: 404

    That is, it returns with the old URI. It seems to be ignoring the /Feeds command. Typed wrong? What?

    -- Phil


    Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:50 AM

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    Friday, April 13, 2018 6:59 AM