Clicking "Add Parent" to select a suitable parent publication when adding a new publication, a popup window appears which immediately closes. Replicated in IE 10, IE 11, Chrome 31.0.1650.63. Is there a bug or has the mechanism changed for creating a blueprint?

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By default creating a publication will only add a Building Block folder and Categories and Keyword and it will require you to Create a Structure Group manually. For a publication to act as a parent (or Base) it must have a Root structure group.


One day, I will remember to create the Root SG in the base!

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    and I still hope, one day you will get a complete BluePrint in the system rather than having to (re)create it each time for a new system ;o) Jan 15, 2014 at 17:23
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    I have downvoted this answer for a very specific reason. I actually believe that the question, and (in principle) the answer, are great. @mpaton - you need to improve this answer so that it makes sense to people who have not yet walked this road. Then I'll switch my downvote to an upvote.
    – Dominic Cronin
    Jan 15, 2014 at 22:31
  • I agree with Dominic and considering that it may be a bit difficult to understand to those who are both - New to SDL Tridion and are not native to English language :) I have tried to add an answer in a simplified language - may be other professional would like to edit it :) Jan 16, 2014 at 4:34

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