Error: Server Error in '/FAWeb7' Application. Object reference not set to an instance of an object after increasing default timeout and sitting idle with no activity

After increasing the default timeout in Faculty Access for the Web and staying logged into Faculty Access for the Web but idling with no activity, you will receive the following error:

Error:  Server Error in '/FAWeb7' Application. 

Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
 

If extending the timeout past 20 minutes, the Idle Time-out setting for the Blackbaud Apps application pool will need to be adjusted as well. 
  1. Open IIS Manager
  2. Go to Application Pools
  3. Select the Blackbaud Apps (.Net 2.0) application pool
  4. Under Actions, select Advanced Settings
  5. Under Process Model, increase the "Idle Time-out (minutes) from the default of 20 minutes to the new timeout setting selected in the FAWeb web.config file.
 

Environment

 7.83.0.30 ; 7.83.0.31

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