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  • Hi everyone,

    Am running SharePoint 2013 (with SQL 2012) on server 2008 R2 SP1 which i've already installed the DPM agent, when i go to DPM 2012 SP1 server and run the command below i get an error.

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> ConfigureSharepoint.exe -enablesharepointprotection
    Enter the user name for 'WSSCmdletsWrapper': contoso\spfarm
    Enter the password for WSSCmdletsWrapper:

    Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

    An error occurred while trying to start the Sharepoint Vss Writer.

    I've tried solutions below but it doesnt seem to succeed even after restart.

    1. Added SPFarm to the localadmins of SharePoint server.

    2. Logged into the SharePoint as SPFarm, run this Stsadm.exe -o registerwsswriter command from SharePoint shell, confirmed the VSS server is started and running with contoso\spfarm account and restarted the server.

    3. After reboot I was still getting the error above from DPM, I added SPFarm account as sysadmin to SQL roles on SharePoint server and tried to configure SharePoint but the error still persisted.

    Kindly assist.


    Friday, February 21, 2014 5:33 AM