CCS/EK-TM4C123GXL: Error importing project. Reason: CCS server not responding.

Part Number: EK-TM4C123GXL

Tool/software: Code Composer Studio

OS: Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, service pack 1

Code Composer Studio Version: 7.4.0.00015

Failure description: Cannot import TI example code to IDE after installing the local copy. Message says "Error importing project. Reason: CCS server not responding."

Steps to recreate:

  1. Install CCS 7.4
  2. Open Resource Explorer: View > Resource Explorer
  3. Filter code by board (in my case, EK-TM4C123GXL)
  4. Select any code example (in my case, Software > TI-RTOS for TivaC - v:2.16.00.08 >Development Tools >  EK-TM4C123GXL > Driver Examples > SPI Examples > SPI Loopback)
  5. Install selected example project using the download to local button.
  6. Install dependencies for board when prompted, (in this case XDC tools. Versions 3.50.4.43, 3.32.2.25, and 3.32.0.06 are all installed according to CCS preferences)
  7. In the Resource Explorer, select the "Import to IDE" button.
  8. An error message appears, reading: "Error importing project. Reason: CCS server not responding."

Notes: Also tried running CCS as admin after installation. Importing still does not work

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