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The Harvesting Tool does not retrieve a list of registered repositories from the Portal when the 'Configure from DB' button is clicked on the Options tab.
When the Harvesting Tool is installed, certain .dlls may not get registered correctly. Because those .dlls are unregistered, the Harvesting Tool is unable to retrieve the list of registered repositories from the Portal.
Another scenario where this happens is when the Harvesting Service is installed after the Harvesting Tool. Although the .dlls may have initially been properly registered, installation of the Harvesting Service causes a problem with some .dlls.
Before proceeding, verify the settings in the 'Publish' tab of the Harvesting Tool to ensure the connection information to the Portal has been correctly specified. The default URL for GPT 9.3 is:
The username and password of an account having publisher or administrator privileges also has to be provided.
If the information was correctly filled out and the list was still not retrieved, then it is necessary to unregister and re-register the .dll's for the Harvesting Tool.
It is not necessary to uninstall the Harvesting Tool to unregister and re-register the .dlls for the Harvesting Tool.