1. This was an upgrade from the intial release. However, there were no reports or folders present, it was just sitting empty.
2. This happens when creating a scheduled refresh.
3. I will send it.
4. Yes, it worked on the last release.
5. I tried using http: before and just tried again and see the same behavior.
While working with a helpful Microsoft employee, we found an entry in a log file that permissions were needed on a subdirectory inside the powerbi dir. Once this was granted to the service account things are working.