I used the managed account generate new password for my search service account. Everything looks like it worked just fine but now I'm getting Item was not crawled because of a password change. Update password and retry crawling. I retrieved the password using powershell and attempted to change it in the search administration page but it tells me my password is incorrect.

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For me its looks like a bad password, that's why i hate SharePoint Managed account's ability to generate new password.

What i would do.

  • Change the password of Default content Access Account( Manually change it)
  • Update the Search adminsitration with new password
  • Update the Account under the managed account.
  • Thanks, I used powershell to retrieve the password then had my AD admin update the password in AD
    – SpGurlz
    Oct 21, 2015 at 19:10

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