Can I ask anyone for clarification about how to solve this issue? The development environment is also using the same free license, so naturally I would expect an export / import process to work without any issue.
I have tried not selecting global objects in the export step but this has made no difference.
Can anyone comment on the viability of the built in export / import process for deploying new and updated sites? Will these issues just go away once we have a paid license?
**** Edit: We have solved this issue by applying the latest hot-fixes which contained several license related fixes.