After an upgrade to Active Roles 7.4.4, attempts to use global search features such as Quick Search or Search in the Active Roles Web Interface fail with the following error:
An error occurred during the last operation.
Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Members of the Active Roles Admin group are unaffected.
The global Search functions attempt to search Active Roles Azure management nodes, and if unable to do so an error is thrown. The error is encountered regardless if the Azure component is configured in Active Roles or not.
This issue has been identified as Product Defect 277598.
Delegate the Azure - Read All Attributes Access Template to the Azure node to the affected users.
Waiting for fix in a future release of Active Roles.