I have been working on a SharePoint 2010 solution on a server using Visual Studio. Unfortunately the server decided to die on me. Fortunately I have the solution backed up using source control and had another server ready to go. After changing the necessary site url property on the project in visual studio, I used the deploy option in the build menu and it seemed everything was successful.
However, none of the features show in the site collection features, site features or farm features. The folders and files exist in the features under the 14 hive and the assembly is in the gac.
Having no luck with this I tried packaging the wsp, uploading and activating it manually (something ive not done before). This throws up an immediate error with a correlation id allowing me to find something in the logs.
Some of the logs seemed to be complaining because of farm-scoped features. As I have never done a manual deploy before I dont know if I have to do the differently scoped features separately (visual studio used to do it all at the same time for me).
The only other error I can see is "Missing one or more of the following attributes from the root node in solution Bistech___Provision_Sites.wsp: assembly '', type ''"
The solution is not a sandboxed solution and I have all the permissions etc i need (farm admin, site collection admin...)
I hope someone can help because I am out of my depth on this one!!
Thanks in advance for any response