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I am trying to crawl a network shared folder and I would like to find out which account SharePoint is using for the crawl.

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You need to know the default content Access account.

  • Login to SharePoint Central admin with farm admin account
  • goto Application management > Manage Service Application...On this click on the Search Service Application.
  • On this page, Under the System Status look for "Default content Access Account", the value infront of this is the account. enter image description here
  • Also look for any Crawl Rules that may override the default account. – Matthew McDermott Jan 14 '17 at 14:09
  • Thx ! I used the one that I saw but still nothing...when I give Everyone the read right it crawls when I put SPServices (the one that is used for search) I get access denied. – Mohamed Ayach Jan 16 '17 at 9:47

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