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Sharepoint Solution generator can not see any of the SharePoint sites

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I am trying to generate site definition from SharePoint Solution Generator 2008.  on the second pane you are asked to select the site from a treeview showing all the sites on the server.  Nothing shows up.  I enter the URL manually for the site from which I want to create the site definition.  The next pane shows all of the lists on the site.  Then the final pane why trying to create the site definition, reports "No SharePoint site exists at the specified URL.", and errors out.  I have checked the permisions for the identity running the Solution Generator's application pool.  They are correct. I tried adding host headers to the site.  The site failed to restart.  I tried entering the site as a port 80. Instead I got "No SharePoint site exists at the specified URL." on pane 2. ERJ MCSD MCDBA

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