You were trying to Install, repair or upgrade ShortPoint on SharePoint. The installation wizard failed at System Check step with an error Object reference not set to an instance of an object 


Details Reported by one of our users


I'm trying to install shortpoint but I'm getting an error during the system check. it just throws some exceptions.


it's a Microsoft .net framework error, "unhandled exception has occurred in your application"


object reference not set to an instance of an object


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

at CodePlex.SharePointInstaller.SystemCheckControl.InitializeChecks()


The Solution


I logged in as the farm account and was able to get the installer to run.


For more information:

https://support.shortpoint.com/support/solutions/articles/1000202194-best-practices-for-a-successful-install