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Console error: Server Error in ‘/Altiris/ActivityCenter’ Application - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

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Article ID: 163684

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Products

IT Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

When attempting to open any pages that use the Activity Center framework the page throws an error similar to the following (excerpt):

Server Error in ‘/Altiris/ActivityCenter’ Application

 

Object reference not set to an instance of an object

 

Description:  An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the web request. …

 

Stack Trace: 

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]

Altiris.NS.Silverlight.ActivityCenter.Web.Default.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +896

System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +70

System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +3177

Environment

Symantec Management Platform 7,6, 8.0

Cause

Unknown corruption in the Activity Center framework. Possible cause was improper server shutdown or server crash.

Resolution

Perform the following steps:

  1. On the SMP server browse to “.\Program Files\Altiris\Symantec Installation Manager\Installs\Altiris”

 

  1. Find the latest msi that was used to install Activity Center. Example:       altiris_activitycenter_8_0_x64.msi
  1. Right click on the msi file and select the option to “Uninstall
  1. After AC is uninstalled open a command prompt on the SMP server (administrative if UAC is enabled), and CD into the same folder

       Example:“E:\Program Files\Altiris\Symantec Installation Manager\Installs\Altiris

  1. Using the same file that was used to uninstall Activity Center install AC again:

       Msiexec /I altiris_activitycenter_8_0_x64.msi skipaim=1