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  • I get the following error message when I want to create or open a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

    "unable to load workflow actions from server. Please contact your server
    administrator."

     

    this is also happen when i create external content type error message:

    "The Business data connectivity metadata store is currently unavailable"

    pls suggest me step by step solution

    tx advance.

     


    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 10:15 AM

Answers

  • > Are you trying to open things from a SharePoint 2007 server using SPD 2010?  If so, this is not possible.

    I originally assumed that like many others he is using SPD 2010 with SP 2010 (as SPD 2010 will only work with SP 2010 systems) and has posted to the wrong set of forums and was going to move it to the SP 2010 / SPD 2010 forum, but then I saw the reference to BDC which is a SP 2007 term.

    So I'll leave it here for confirmation that he is using the wrong SPD version.

    [Note to ravisuthar: The creators of SPD 2010 many months before it was released stated very clearly that they were not making it backward compatible and that therefore it would not work at all with anything but SP 2010 systems.

     

    (another) Moderator pre-2010 forums.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:57 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:27 AM

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  • Are you trying to open things from a SharePoint 2007 server using SPD 2010?  If so, this is not possible.

     

    Dave.

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:03 AM
  • > Are you trying to open things from a SharePoint 2007 server using SPD 2010?  If so, this is not possible.

    I originally assumed that like many others he is using SPD 2010 with SP 2010 (as SPD 2010 will only work with SP 2010 systems) and has posted to the wrong set of forums and was going to move it to the SP 2010 / SPD 2010 forum, but then I saw the reference to BDC which is a SP 2007 term.

    So I'll leave it here for confirmation that he is using the wrong SPD version.

    [Note to ravisuthar: The creators of SPD 2010 many months before it was released stated very clearly that they were not making it backward compatible and that therefore it would not work at all with anything but SP 2010 systems.

     

    (another) Moderator pre-2010 forums.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:57 AM
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:27 AM