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workflow creating issue in sharepoint designer

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I try to create a new workflow for Task list using sharepoint designer 2007. But it showing the following error:

Errors were found when compiling the workflow. The workflow files were saved but cannot be run.

Unexpected error on server associating the workflow.


How to solve this issue?

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