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'Object reference not set to an instance of an object' error in IIS P...
Re: 'Object reference not set to an instance of an object' error in I...
Jun 12, 2009 11:08 AM|Mike C|LINK
in addition to the post above, I have done a quick test.
I set the 'Default Web Site' root to C:\inetpub\wwwroot and ran the dir 'iis:/sites/default web site' command, and this returned a list of files in that directory.
I then shared the wwwroot directory (sharename wwwroot) and changed the 'Default Web Site' physical path to this (so '\\DWAR02\wwwroot'. I changed the 'connect as' account to my domain administrator account. When I now run the dir 'iis:/sites/default web
site' command I get:
PS IIS:\> dir 'iis:\sites\default web site'
Get-ChildItem : Cannot find path '\\dwar02\wwwroot' because it does not exist.
At line:1 char:4
+ dir <<<< 'iis:\sites\default web site'
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (\\dwar02\wwwroot:String) [Get-ChildItem], ItemNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetChildItemCommand
I get the same error if I run dir \\dwar02\wwwroot command, or the dir command to
any share on our network.
I can map a drive to '\\dwar02\wwwroot', open it explorer and IIS seems more that happy with that as the root (I can get to the the iisstart.htm page if I surf to the default web site).
Interestingly I have just run the dir \\dwar02\wwwroot command on Powershell v1.0 on a W2K3 64 bit machine (one of our Exchange 2007 servers) and it works fine. So Powershell on the W2K8 machines seems to be the problem.
Can you recreate this?