SharePoint By Yagya Shree

Event ID 8214: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

with 25 comments

ISSUE:

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–>You are trying to Check-Out documents from the document library where document check-out is required from the SharePoint site on your SharePoint farm, you are getting following error message

“Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

–>You are unable to open and edit any office documents

–>You are not facing the issue on the document library where check-out is not required to edit the documents

–>Issue started to occur when you installed WSS 3.0 SP2 on you SharePoint server

–>Under Event Viewer–Application you are getting event ID 8214

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Event Type:        Error

Event Source:    Windows SharePoint Services 3

Event Category:                Topology

Event ID:              8214

Date:                     5/12/2009

Time:                     3:21:14 PM

User:                     N/A

Computer:          NOVADC2

Description:

The description for Event ID ( 8214 ) in Source ( Windows SharePoint Services 3 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: A request was made for a URL, http://novashare, which has not been configured in Alternate Access Mappings.  Some links may point to the Alternate Access URL for the default zone, http://novadc2.  Review the Alternate Access mappings for this Web application at http://novadc2:13651/_admin/AlternateUrlCollections.aspx and consider adding http://novashare as a Public Alternate Access URL if it will be used frequently.  Help on this error: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=114854.

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Resolution:

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–>Open you Central Administration site and go to “operations”

–>look for “Alternate Access Mappings”

–>In the page you will find “Alternate Access Mapping Collection” and it will say “Show All”

–>Click on the small arrow point downwards on this “Show All” location and you will get “Change Alternate Access Mapping Collection”

–>Go ahead and choose the Web Application which is responsible for the problem site

–>You will see that there is a URL already showing in “Default” zone

–>You need to specify the URL which is giving you problem in the “Intranet” zone. So it will see like this:

Default: http://matrix

Intranet: http://yagyashree.org

–>Performed IISRESET

–>Now everything should be working fine, you should be able to check-out and edit the office documents

Written by Yagyashree

May 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm

25 Responses

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  1. This fix worked like a charm. Thanks a lot.

    Regards
    Abishek

    Abishek

    August 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

  2. Thanks a lot….. It works perfectly

    Nauman

    October 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

  3. Awesome man thanks for the post it’s very useful…

    Avinash

    November 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm

  4. I’ve been fighting this for hours. I knew it had to do with the update. This post worked. Thanks!

    Mike Robinson

    December 1, 2009 at 9:17 pm

  5. Thanks man, you save my life.

    Deepak Patel

    December 14, 2009 at 7:32 pm

  6. Thank you very much! Incidentally, this same error manifests itself in a Sharepoint search on a site (exact same error is logged in the Application Event Log), which is where I was trying to track the problem down from. I then tried to check out a document after seeing this post and got the exact same error. I don’t understand though, why this fix is required because I never had this intranet alternate access mapping defined previously. So why the requirement after applying SP2??

    Ian Fisher

    January 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

  7. Thanks a lot….. It works perfectly

    Israel Zavala

    February 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

  8. Good work man
    You the man life saver

    Andy Zhao

    May 27, 2010 at 4:54 am

  9. Gracias, fue de mucha ayuda esta documentacion.

    Walter

    May 29, 2010 at 1:55 am

  10. Thanks a lot for the post… it worked like a charm

    Gagan

    June 22, 2010 at 7:22 pm

  11. I have been changing settings as per given instruction but still i get following error

    “The public Default zone URL http://fs-01 cannot be deleted. Set another URL to be the public Default zone URL before performing this action.”

    i have very less knowledge in WSS..

    thnkx in advance

    Anonymous

    June 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

  12. You are a life saver . I have been having this error for almost a week now and could not find any related article on www .

    Thank you once again

    Mohammad

    July 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  13. Hi, I am wondering this solution didn’t work for me.

    May be my issue is different:

    this is happening for few users although they can open doc usning mozila. No security issue found.

    Please help.

    Thanks/ Ibnul

    Ibnul

    July 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm

  14. Hey thanks for the tip, it worked well and got me out of a bind.

    peter

    August 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

  15. Perfect! Thanks for the post! I didn’t have to do iisreset to make it work.

    Chad

    October 29, 2010 at 12:27 am

  16. Thnx 🙂

    CIPF

    November 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

  17. Huh? Was this blog post edited or something? I don’t follow…
    You give excellent instructions on how to navigate to whatever the “Alternate Access Mappings” tool is, but NOTHING about what to do when you get there? Further, I don’t see any way to trigger an IIS reset from here; isn’t that done server side?

    Also, follow up question: This is a brand new server. What should be (or should have been) done to avoid having this happen next time?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Anonymous

    January 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

  18. Worked Perfectly. Thank you very much!

    Anthony Bauza

    March 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  19. Worked for me 😀 Awesome! Thank you!

    BlueKozmo

    May 5, 2011 at 5:31 am

  20. Thanks fella, worked a treat!

    Dav

    June 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

  21. Hi,
    I am getting the following error when i am trying to resolve the issue as per your resolution procedure:
    The public Default zone URL http://aos-server:2816 cannot be deleted. Set another URL to be the public Default zone URL before performing this action.
    Kindly guide me.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jeriesh

    jeriesh

    July 21, 2011 at 11:41 am

  22. Hi,
    When i am trying the change the Default Zone to Intranet Zone i am getting the following error:
    “The public Default zone URL http://aos-server:2816 cannot be deleted. Set another URL to be the public Default zone URL before performing this action. ”
    Pls guide me.

    Thanks in advance
    Jeriesh

    jeriesh

    July 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  23. Thats works for me!!!!! Thanks!!!

    Abhishek

    August 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

  24. Hi

    I installed my sharepoint(WSS 3.0) on my server,I access this server outside by static IP, When i trying to check out the document from outside the server means i got object reference error.Here i didn’t use any ISA server. Please help me

    My static ip is eg: 124.123.12.121

    my servername is prowess (port no 80)

    so please tell me how i should give the public url name?

    sathish kasinathan

    December 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  25. @sathish kasinathan, you need to purchase a SSL certificate which you can install on your website under IIS and then use that URL to browse your documents.

    yagyashree

    January 2, 2012 at 10:43 am


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