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July 30, 2012

SharePoint 2010 Search Troubleshooting

Filed under: Search,SharePoint,Troubleshooting — Lars Nielsen @ 7:02 pm

Here are some troubleshooting tips when you hit problems setting up SharePoint 2010 Search Content Sources

If you’re using SSL (HTTPS) for the URL of your site then you need to use SPS3S not SPS3 as the prefix for the address in the content source.  Thanks to this thread for that tip.  If you don’t then you get an error in the crawl log:

The object was not found

You might also see this error when trying to crawl My Sites and/or when using SPS3 or SPS3S:

Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has “Full Read” permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled. ( HttpStatusCode Unauthorized The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized. )

In this case you need to allow the crawler content account permissions access to the User Profile Service Application.  Thanks for this post from Cory Roth for the answer

In Manage Service Applications select the User Profile Service Application

Click Administrators button

Add an entry for the search crawler Content Access account and give it Retrieve People Data For Search Crawlers permission

Search Crawl account on User Profile Service


1 Comment »

  1. Great. It works. Thanks.

    Comment by claude couderc — February 7, 2013 @ 10:48 am

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