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Squadron – Invalid URL Exception & Solutions

Posted by Paul on April 1, 2013

While working with the Explorer Add-in, you might receive the following error:

Invalid URL!



The Web Application object cannot be created using the URL specified.


You can try the following solutions:

1. Open Central Administration & Ensure the URL is correct

Open Central Administration > Manage web applications link


2. Execute the application from a Machine within Farm Environment & using the Farm Account.

In the Farm Machine, you an use CMD.EXE > RUNAS command to start Squadron in Farm Account context.


You can also try the http://localhost url within the farm environment.

Example: runas /user:DOMAIN\USER Application.exe (You will be prompted for Password)



Squadron is a Free SharePoint Administration tool available at



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