SharePoint Guidance - Installing the Training Mangement Application

Apr 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM
My company is looking at SharePoint to build our next generation internal and external portals.  The guidance looked like a great way to learn a lot about SharePoint quickly. However, I'm having trouble getting it installed.

1. When I click Deploy while 'Installing the Training Management Application', I get : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.     There is no other data, message, nothing in the event logs, etc. I'm running VS as an admin, I am a local admin, and the directories are not write protected.  Googling hasn't produced any useful help.

2. I tried to skip to 'Configure the Training Management Application'. Step 5 says to use the Contoso Training Mangement site template.  I don't see that in the choices. How does that template get installed? Do I not see it because of 1?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Apr 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM
Hi Candi,

If your deploy failed, the remaining steps won't work.  I think this is probably because under debug settings, start action, start browser with url is not selected.  You need to select this option, and add the url such as http://localhost/, and the deploy should work.  Can you check to see if this setting is correct?  Also this works with version 1.2 of Visual Studio Extensions.  Are you using version 1.2?