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SharePoint 2013 Search Crawl Error: Access is denied.

While reconfiguring the Search Service Application in our SharePoint 2013 development environment I received the following error when I tried to start the crawl:

Error:

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.

 

Solution:​

After verifying that the account did indeed have the correct permission I did a little digging and found that this was caused by a very common SharePoint headache.  Here’s how to disable the LoopBackCheck:

 

Manually:

http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/rhutton/archive/2013/09/12/sharepoint-2013-%E2%80%93-unable-to-authenticate-into-fully-qualified-domain-from-host-server-disable-loop-back-check.aspx

 

PowerShell:

 

 

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  1. SharePoint Warrior October 13, 2014

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