object reference not set to an instance of an object

I cannot get the log forwarder to even open on windows server 2008R2? I keep getting this error when in launch the program.

object reference not set to an instance of an object

I have tried installing an older version of the program, but still no luck I have ran this on server 2012R2 it works and windows 7 it works as well. I am needing it to work on server 08R2 though anyone else having this problem?