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I have a SharePoint 2010 portal. The site collection is from the site template "publishing site". I have created a simple site definition like in this tutorials:

It is a simple webpart with a datetime control where you can filter the tasks.

After I finished the building of my site definition, I press on F5 to debug. Then it opens my SharePoint portal in a new window and I see the page "_layouts/newsbweb.aspx". Why I see this page? Do I need first to create a new site?

I was expecting a site like my site definition.

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Once Deploy your Site Definition in sharePoint server mean, Site Template Created in SharePoint Server. Once you create new site then only you can access content of Site definition.

check this link

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