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unable to load workflow actions from the server.

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
When I try to create a workflow in SPD for my teamsite (for which I have full control) I get the above error message. I have read many posts on this topic but am not conviced that what I usually see about the actions not loading applies to my case beacusewe have a developer logging in remotely that is able to create a workflow in the same site using SPD.  I have .net 3.5 framework, I have full control permissions, and the wss.actions file is not bad in that it is obviously loading for the remote developer, what else could be causing this error? I find no error messages in the SharePoint logs nor the application logs although the sharepoint logs are throttled back.

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