SharePoint 2013 Standard server.

We have a a distributed file system (DFS) which I want to crawl.

I use a UNC path like:


The account that runs the crawler can access it. I tested by logging in with that account and pasting the above path into explorer.

I run the a full crawl and get the following error message:

The object was not found

I run with and without proxy, same difference. Any ideas?

  • Is the target server Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2? Jan 9, 2016 at 13:53
  • Both DFS and SharePoint run on Windows 2008 R2 Jan 14, 2016 at 12:55

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It turned out the crawling account needs read and write access

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