I am having a frustrating issue with trying to access people profiles in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. I continue to get an error using a particular content access account. All other SharePoint urls (site collection) are being crawled. The issue is the http://mysites url. I also use sps3://mysites in the content source. The error is detailed below.
The start address http://mysites cannot be crawled.
Context: Application 'Search_Service_Application', Catalog 'Portal_Content'
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. (0x80041205)
I have assured the acct is set up on UPS, as seen below, per a lot of feedback from others that had issues.