ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. After an Upgrade to DNN 7.3.x

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Issue:

The following error is generated after upgrading to DNN 7.3.x with the Active Forums module installed. 
[ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: source]
  System.Linq.Enumerable.SingleOrDefault(IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate) +467
  DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalAliasController.GetPortalAliasLookupInternal(String alias) +94
  DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalAliasController.GetPortalAliasInternal(String httpAlias) +31
  DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalAliasController.GetPortalAlias(String alias) +5
  DotNetNuke.Entities.Portals.PortalSettings.GetPortalAliasInfo(String portalAlias) +26
  DotNetNuke.Modules.ActiveForums.ForumsReWriter.OnBeginRequest(Object s, EventArgs e) +397
  System.Web.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +136
  System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +69

Cause:

DNN is missing a stored procedure that is called upon by ActiveForums, which causes an error to be generated when attempting to run the installation/upgrade scripts.
 

Resolution:

To correct the issue, the stored procedure needs to be manually created in DNN's database.
  1. Connect to your MSSQL database by following these instructions: http://support.managed.com/kb/a1833/how-to-connect-to-your-mssql-database.aspx
  2. Once connected, open a new query by clicking 'New Query' and paste in the following query:
    • USE [DATABASE]
      CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.GetPortalAliases
      
      AS
      
      SELECT * from dbo.PortalAlias
  3. Replace "[DATABASE]" with the name of your database. If you are using a custom schema, or you have an object qualifier, be sure to make those changes accordingly. 
  4. Execute the query by clicking 'Execute' or by pressing the 'F5' key.
  5. Refresh the DNN upgrade page, and the DNN upgrade should run.
 

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