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2530642 - Error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" occurs when starting Analysis for Office

Symptom

When trying to start Analysis for Office, the error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" occurs and AO is not starting.

The entry below can be found in traces:
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Error finding plugins at path C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Office AddIn\Plugins\ with expression *Plugin.dll:
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Environment

 SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

Product

SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office all versions

Keywords

error, start, disabled, disable, unable, exception, initializing, starting, opening, open , KBA , BI-RA-AO-XLA , Excel Addin , Problem

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