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Portrait Foundation - Configuration Suite - datasourcedefexporter failed to retrieve definitions

Issue

When adding a Data Object in Portrait Configuration Suite, one of the last steps is to run datasourcedefexporter.

After running datasourcedefexporter, this error appears: “Failed to retrieve the datasource definitions.” 
 

Cause

The problem we have seen causing this is that the IIS Application Pool had been stopped

Resolution

UPDATED: April 19, 2017
Starting the IIS Application pool solved this problem.