Unable to Start MWS

Greetings all,
A first time start of MWS, of a fresh installation is not working.
I get the below exception, before the startup process abends, and shutsdwn.

2011-11-28 10:58:39 EST (Framework:FATAL) - [POP.001.0002] A “java.lang.NullPointerException” occurred with the Message “at com.webmethods.portal.mech.task.impl.TaskCommentsMechanicsResolver.getMechanics(TaskCommentsMechanicsResolver.java:63)”
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.webmethods.portal.mech.task.impl.TaskCommentsMechanicsResolver.getMechanics(TaskCommentsMechanicsResolver.java:63)
at com.webmethods.portal.mech.impl.MechanicsManager.getMechanics(MechanicsManager.java:108)
at com.webmethods.portal.service.dir.impl.DirSystem.getMechanics(DirSystem.java:478)
at com.webmethods.portal.service.dir.impl.role.RoleSystem.getRoleFromThing(RoleSystem.java:144)
at com.webmethods.portal.service.dir.impl.role.RoleSystem.getAdminRole(RoleSystem.java:161)
at com.webmethods.portal.mech.task.impl.TaskMechanics.init(TaskMechanics.java:214)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.initComponent(BaseProvider.java:785)
at com.webmethods.portal.mech.impl.MechanicsManager.initComponent(MechanicsManager.java:158)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.initComponents(BaseProvider.java:602)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.init(BaseProvider.java:170)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.ThingComponentProvider.init(ThingComponentProvider.java:74)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.DefaultPhase.initComponent(DefaultPhase.java:107)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.initComponents(BaseProvider.java:602)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.init(BaseProvider.java:170)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.DefaultPhase.init(DefaultPhase.java:49)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.DefaultPhaseProvider.initComponent(DefaultPhaseProvider.java:262)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.initComponents(BaseProvider.java:602)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.impl.BaseProvider.init(BaseProvider.java:170)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.DefaultPhaseProvider.initializePhases(DefaultPhaseProvider.java:91)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.ClusterPhaseProvider.initializePhases(ClusterPhaseProvider.java:65)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.init.impl.PartitionPhaseProvider.initializePhases(PartitionPhaseProvider.java:59)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.PortalSystem.init(PortalSystem.java:874)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.PortalSystem.main(PortalSystem.java:826)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.start.Main.start(Main.java:133)
at com.webmethods.portal.system.start.Main.main(Main.java:38)

Attached is the full log.
mws_full.txt (45.4 KB)