MOSS Search Crawler Error : Access Denied …

Posted: September 22, 2009 in Search Service, SharePoint
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I was configuring SharePoint search service. when I started full crawl , it started and 1 second later ( after refresh ) it stoped and gives me this error in error log :

Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. (The item was deleted because it was either not found or the crawler was denied access to it.)

I searched and found the solution is : Disable the loopback check

How ?  Follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry key:
  3. Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart your computer.

After doing this and restarting the server, nothing happened !!

So I stoped both Windows SharePoint Services Search & Office SharePoint Server Search and then restart them again.

after I started the again, I started full crawling and it didn’t stop soon … and no error happened .


I was usually creating the web applications with Application pool identity Network Service . I found that you should use a Service Account to solve this problem. So after doing the above workaround , if your problem already exists you can delete your web application and recreate it by using a Service Account application pool.



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