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How to fix this web site has been configured to disallow editing with sharepoint designer error

If you are attempting to modify a site or page created in sharepoint using Sharepoint Designer and you receive this error:
 
This web site has been configured to disallow editing with sharepoint designer.
 
Follow these steps to resolve the issue.
 
1.  Remote into the Sharepoint Server.
2.  Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\Eim\XML
3.  Find the ONET.xml file.  Open by right clicking open with (notepad).
4.  Do a search for DisableWebDesignFeatures=wdfopensite which can be found under the <Project Title> tag.
5.  Delete DisableWebDesignFeatures=wdfopensite and save the .xml file.
6.  Restart IIS.  (Start -> Run -> Cmd -> iisreset /noforce)
 
If the DisableWebDesignFeatures=wdfopensite tag is not found, do an iisreset /noforce.

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