I've had an issue with the Foundry for a few years now. When I was on Win XP, I was able to get it to run with no problem. But sometime after I went to Win 7 64, all I get is "waiting for editing server to startup and patching foundry updates". This always happens when I attempt to create a mission. The game will eventually time out and dump me to the login screen.
I have tried various fixes, and none seems to work. I disabled on demand patching, did a complete reinstall, nothing seems to matter. The game plays fine, I just can't seem to get the Foundry to work beyond character creation. Once I try to create a mission its all over.