unable to download web platform product list

Unable to download the Web Platform product list from . Check your network connection and try again. If the problem persists, report the issue on the Web Platform Installer forum at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=145244.

Applies to Web platform installer 3 on server 2008

Verify you can browse to http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/3.0/WebProductList.xml

If you can then add the following registry key


Add string value (reg_sz) named “ProductXmlLocation”

Value http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/3.0/WebProductList.xml

Re run the Web Platform Installer and all should be well