Object Reference Not Set To Instance of an Object

Dec 4, 2007 at 3:00 PM
Just installed Biztalk 2006 Documenter on my desktop machine (XP SP2). Trying to document Biztalk 2006 environment on a remote server (2003 Server SP1).
Get error message ERROR GENERATING DOCUMENTATION - OBJECT REFERENCE NOT SET TO INSTANCE OF AN OBJECT.
Any advice would be appreciated...

Mike

Feb 12, 2008 at 6:57 PM
The documentor uses a dll (BizTalkOM) which appears to assume you are running the documentor on a server that is part of the BizTalk group. At the very least, you need to have the same set of BizTalk Hosts set up on the machine you are running it from (this causes the error you describe).

I would also assume that the code documentation will be taken from the local machine, not the remote server as well.

If you are uncomfortable running the install on a production server, you could get the source, build it and copy the bin directory to the production box for a "low impact" way to run the documentor.

cheers,
S.C.