MOSSDW - Error: There is no known class which can handle tag Sites

Dec 24, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Hi all,
when I run C:\MSL>MOSSDW.exe CmsHierarchyRootWebSample.xml http://mymoss
I receive the following error.

Importing file: CmsShared.xml
Setting global property parenttype=Article Page
Error: There is no known class which can handle tag Sites
Node Xml: <Sites name="" openmode="openexisting"></Sites>
Error: There is no known class which can handle tag Sites
Node Xml: <Sites name="" openmode="openexisting"></Sites>

Time to complete execution: 00:00:00.2343870

I try it on a Moss2007 installation. The data population test for "My site" polpulation (mossdw.exe MySiteSample.xml) work fine after I modify MySiteSample.xml with the correct parameters.

Dec 30, 2008 at 6:02 PM
Edited Dec 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM
hi,
 i am trying to run MySiteSample.xml and getting login failed. can you paste here content of ur file.
OR can you tell me in which file i have  provide login details
Jun 4, 2009 at 12:03 AM

This solution worked for me. Taken from http://blogs.msdn.com/altaf_gilani/archive/2009/02/16/mossdw-error-there-is-no-known-class-which-can-handle-tag-sites.aspx 

 

1.      Download WSSDW bits from http://www.codeplex.com/sptdatapop/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=1141.

2.      Copy the WSSDWLib.dll from the WSS_Data_Population_Tool_Runtime folder to MOSS_Data_Population_Tool_RunTime.

3.      Now Execute the command mossdw CmsHierarchyRootWebSample.xml http://<url for SharePoint Site>