Unable to do full crawl on file share for Sharepoint 2013 Content Source

Tim Edwards
Tim Edwards used Ask the Experts™
I am trying to do a full crawl against a file share \\server\groups\Region Policies, the crawl is failing stating that is does not have permissions to the folder, I click the link on the error and it opens up the directory. this is with my spadmin account, I have logged into a desktop with my  spcrawl account which has full read rights to the share, it can navigate the share no problem and I have verified that the spcrawl account is my default content access account.

What am I missing?
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AED
Distinguished Expert 2018

Sounds like it should work. So where is the problem? Double check everything. Check file permissions. Accessing directly on the machine checks file permissions, not share permissions.

Hope that helps...
IT Team Lead - Unified Communications & Collaboration
To fix this I needed to give access to my content account, I had to follow this article:


1.Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.

2.Navigate to the following location in the Local Group Policy Editor:
Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsLocal PoliciesUser Rights Assignment

3.In the right pane, locate and right-click Manage auditing and security log, and then click Properties.

4.Click the Add User or Group button in the Manage auditing and security log properties dialog box, and then add the crawl account that the SharePoint 2013 crawler uses.

5.Click OK in the Manage auditing and security log properties dialog box.
Tim EdwardsIT Team Lead - Unified Communications & Collaboration


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