I am getting the following error in my logs.

Content source 'Default' has no start addresses; skipping.

Things I've done:

  • Changed "Default" mapping to the internal AD site, just renaming it
  • Rebuilt index (nixed DB Objects, rebuilt search DB)
  • Setup the Content DB to use the Search Index on the same server
  • fixed Back Connection issue per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861, though I did not yet reset IIS Admin. However, the internal URL works from IE fine.
  • stsadm -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstart

Then in the log, all I get is:

Processing content source 'Administration'.  
Processing content source 'Default'.     
Content source 'Default' has no start addresses; skipping.   
  • The solution in this case was 1) update the URL in Application Configuration cache ...All Users\...\GUID*.* 2) Disable Loopback Check via registry fix (I'd previously tried listing the URL in BackConnectionHostNames, but taht didn't work in this case)
    – oglester
    Feb 21, 2012 at 22:16

1 Answer 1


Is the new URL added as a start address in the content source? SharePoint will not add them by itself when you change a url (nor will it remove them, which, if let go unchecked, leads to a mess of unneeded start addresses in the content source).

  • I'm guessing the "start address" is something available in MOSS? I never found that in WSS.
    – oglester
    Feb 21, 2012 at 22:21

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