SharePoint 2013 Workflow Deployment Errors

I was recently working with some of the new capabilities in workflow with SharePoint 2013.  I was able to easily create some very simple workflows that read item properties and set them, but then as my workflow increased in complexity I hit an error.  I was getting a deployment error in the output pane within…

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SharePoint 2013: The directory is not a subdirectory of the root directory.

Odd error indeed.  I recently built a SharePoint 2013 farm and everything was OK in the near term.  Suddenly when I created a site and tried to create a new site column I saw some unexpected things.  The first was navigating to the site column gallery.  Nothing was there.  Trying to create a new site…

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