You receive an error message when you try to upload the PublishingTasks.xsd file to an Authoring Connector

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You receive an error message if you have moved the location of the PublishingTasks.xsd file on an Authoring Connector computer

You set up a customized Authoring Connector environment to help secure the PublishingTasks.xml file and the PublishingTasks.xsd file by using the information on the following MSDN Web site: When you do so, you may receive the following error message when you click an item in the Available Publishing Task List:
An error was found on the last page. You can click Back to fix it, or click Cancel to end this wizard.Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
This problem occurs when the PublishingTasks.xsd file does not reside in the same directory as the Oc.aspx file. The MSDN article states that these two files should reside in different directories.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Content Management Server 20002 Service Pack 1

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   20-Nov-2003  23:06  5.0.2517.0        372,736  Microsoft.contentmanagement.webauthor.dll

Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 1a

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   17-Dec-2003  02:03  5.0.4500.0        397,312  Microsoft.contentmanagement.webauthor.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Content Management Server 2002.

Article ID: 832371 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 17:30:04 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Content Management Server 2002, Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 1a

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