Installing Site Recycle Bin - Object Reference not set to an instance of an object

Sep 2, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Download the package and extracted the WSP file to the root of the F:\ drive. I have domain admin and farm admin rights as a user account. When I execute the STSADM -o AddSolution command (shown below), I receive an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." message, followed by a "...The solution installation failed" message.

F:\>STSADM -o addsolution -filename "F:\SharePoint Site Recycle Bin.wsp"

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
F:\SharePoint Site Recycle Bin.wsp: The Solution installation failed.


Sep 2, 2010 at 6:35 PM

This is NOT an issue with the application, but a permissions issue on the SharePoint 2010 farm. I'll leave it here in case someone else runs into this issue. My account on this clients farm WAS part of the SharePoint Farm Admins group until just before I tried to execute this install. The error in this case means "Access denied". I had the administrator put my user account back into the farm admins group and the installation was FLAWLESS.