install failure - missing object

Mar 17, 2009 at 5:19 AM

It all looks great - now to try it.
Oh dear. I get a simple and annoying failure when I try to install. (I stripped out the substitution but no difference). This is running on the server. I thought I had lots of rights. But it clearly hates me).
 - any suggestions?

C:\temp\Stoneshare.CascadingDropDown\Solution>c:\temp\makecab\bin\makecab.exe /f  Cab.ddf
Microsoft (R) Cabinet Maker - Version (32) 1.00.0601 (03/18/97)
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1993-1997. All rights reserved.

36,936 bytes in 5 files
Total files:              5
Bytes before:        36,936
Bytes after:          8,764
After/Before:            23.73% compression
Time:                     0.02 seconds ( 0 hr  0 min  0.02 sec)
Throughput:            2254.39 Kb/second

C:\temp\Stoneshare.CascadingDropDown\Solution>stsadm -o addsolution -filename CascadingDropDown.wsp

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
CascadingDropDown.wsp: The Solution installation failed.

C:\temp\Stoneshare.CascadingDropDown\Solution>stsadm -o deploysolution -immediate -allowGacDeployment -name CascadingDropDown.wsp -url http://localhost/ -force

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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