Friday, 1 August 2014

sps3:// Search Crawl Access is denied error

If you are looking at SharePoint Search Crawl logs, and find a top level Error, in details you'd find:

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. )

You need to go to the site settings of the site giving error and do the following:

In Site Administration section of Site Settings, find Search and offline availability click that link. Make sure the Allow this site to appear in search results is set to Yes.

1 comment:

  1. Nice... spent ages mucking around with permissions/kerberos/loopback and this was the key. Thank you.