In the Error Breakdown in the Crawl Log - URL > Search Service Application, I am receiving an error for all SP sites I am attempting to Crawl

"This item could not be crawled because the crawler could not connect to the repository."

I have already verified that the crawl account has access to the web applications and I am running SP 2013.


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there are couple of things to check:

  • try to browse the web application from the Crawl server, if you can access the site. Make sure their is no access bloackage.
  • Make Sure Antivirus is not blocking that url
  • make sure that loopback check is disable on the crawl server
  • crawl account has access to the Web application
  • try to increase the timeout value and also check the proxy settings.
  • Thanks, Waqas! I cannot browse the web application from the Crawl server. Any idea how to fix?
    – SHP_MJA
    Nov 12, 2018 at 20:33
  • It is either loop back check issue, disable it on crawl server or also check if firewall blocking it
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Nov 12, 2018 at 20:40
  • loop back check on the crawl server was set to "1" so I have changed this to "0"
    – SHP_MJA
    Nov 12, 2018 at 20:46

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