Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Crawl log error: Access is Denied

The error I’m receiving is: 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. (The item was deleted because it was either not found or the crawler was denied access to it.)

I believe this had something to do with changing the Alternate Access Mappings. This error and the change to the mappings happened around the same time. Of course I tried to change the mapping back to what it was previously, with no luck. Googled the morning away and then I found a regedit from Microsoft:

After a reboot, I reset all crawled content and now I’m able to crawl my Sharepoint site. Was very strange problem to me because I didn’t get this error when crawling my fileshares. With that info, I knew the credentials were fine, so I had to move on to another cause. The fix seems to be working great. It’s been running good for about 48 hours with multi-reboots for good measure. Please read carefully and make sure that this applies to you before implementing this fix.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 ( ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

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