Using WebPICmd to Install an Older Azure SDK


To avoid regression testing I recently had to build a web role with a minor bug fix using Azure SDK 1.8 and Visual Studio 2012 even though SDK 2.2 and Visual Studio 2013 are the latest versions.

I created a Hyper-V VM and it was easy enough to installed Visual Studio 2012.  Getting Azure SDK 1.8 was a little harder until I figured out this command:

webpicmdline /Products: WindowsAzureToolsVS2012_1_8 /AcceptEula /xml:https://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/4.1/WebProductList.xml

The trick was finding the right WebProductList.xml.  I used:

webpicmdline /list:all /xml:https://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/4.1/WebProductList.xml

and kept increasing the 4.1 part of the URL until I found a version that contained the product I needed.

Simple, right?

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