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Paul Lee Sharepoint bumps and bruises

Environment: MOSS SP1 with Feb CU - WIndows Server 2003

I noticed this issue today after installing the Feb CU last week.  The sharepoint crawler was not crawling any sites that had a DNS alias to itself.  For example, my servername was myserver01 and I have a DNS alias called myportal.  The crawler would not crawl http://myportal and anything under it.  This sucks. 

My error from the event viewer:

Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. (0x80041205)

My error from the crawl logs:

Deleted by the gatherer (This item was deleted because its parent was deleted.)  Huh?

The fix

Apparently, now you have to Disable the Loopback Check. 

- Open regedit

- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

- Under Lsa, create a DWORD value called DisableLoopbackCheck

- In Value, type 1

- Close regedit

Crawls work as normal.


I wrongly blamed the Feb CU for this.  It was just a coincidence as I see the problem with one of my servers without the patch.  I'm now thinking it was one of the recent (conflicker?) patches put on by the server boys...

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:18 PM Sharepoint Administration | Back to top

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