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Sharepoint 2010 - Click on Manage Web Applications, Get error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Hi
I was playing about trying to map a different local URL to a Sharepoint 2010 application that I've created.

Now, something is broken! Whenever I click on "manage web applications" or "configure service application associations", I get this error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object. The only option available is "go back to site".

Please help!! I urgently need to setup my sharepoint site.
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simpsonator
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simpsonator
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GeorgeGerguesCommented:
I think we will need more information on this error .

Here are the two places you need to change/ look for errors

[1] The Central Admin , application web config

search for entry

CustomErrors = On , , change that to Off
save the web config.

[2] The WIndows Application log.


Visit the same URL again to see what is causing the error.

Give me back the acutal errors that show on your screen

PS: when done fixing this probelm please revert the CustomError = Off  on your web.config.


Best of Luck.
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KoenVostersCommented:
George, if he is getting Object Reference not set to an instance of an object that is the detailed error message. Changing customerrors to On won't change the message.
Make sure you put StackTrace=true as well in the web.config as explained here so we can see where it is going wrong.
http://www.koenvosters.be/post/2010/05/05/showing-the-real-error-message-in-sharepoint.aspx

Check your SharePoint log files as well to see what is going on.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
IISRESET ?
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simpsonatorAuthor Commented:
Hi - running the products configuration wizard fixed the problem. Thanks to you guys anyway!
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simpsonatorAuthor Commented:
This method worked.
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