Error: “Object reference not set to any instance of an object”

Setup and Configuration
6.5 and older
7.0-8.5
https://kb.netwrix.com/1235
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The error message “Object reference not set to any instance of an object” appears when clicking OK on the Scheduled Task Credentials screen.


This is a permissions issue.


The local administrators group must be granted Full Control for the Tasks folder. 
To grant Full Control of the Tasks folder, perform the following steps:
  1. Navigate to C:WindowsTasks folder. 
  2. Right-click the folder and select Properties
  3. Select Security tab. 
  4. Select the Administrators group and check Allow next to Full Control.
  5. Click Apply.
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