Fixing "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" when using Shared Configuration in IIS8.x

When setup Shared Configuration in IIS8.x, user may receive the error below.

This error reappears every times you try to save the Shared Configuration Settings. To fix it, you can install the Central SSL Certificate Support role service from Server Manager like below:

If you do not wish to do that, then you have to create this key in the registry and voila:




Comments (6)

  1. SushiGuy says:

    Worked! The errors went away on import after installing the Centralized SSL Certificate Support role. Thank you.

  2. Sroun [MSFT] says:

    You are welcome. Great to hear it works for you!

  3. GoodGuy says:

    Where is the link to download the SSL certificate?

    By the way, I get the same error when I try to login in my mxit account on my laptop

  4. Matthew J Boudreau says:

    Thanks.  Absolutely the solution I was seeking.

  5. Aaron B says:

    Wow, this just blew my mind.  I've been having this issue since upgrading to IIS 8.x a couple years back.  It always still worked okay, but that error bugged me since I didn't know why it did that.  I still don't, but at least now I can pretend it's fine.

  6. M Warren says:

    Thanks for this. Was tough to find.