i am getting the issue as below when i check the sharepoint log files,

The start address https://**.****.co.im cannot be crawled. Context: Application 'Search_Service_Application', Catalog 'Portal_Content' Details: 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.

I also checked the Event log and i get the issue as:

Alternate access mappings have not been configured. Users or services are accessing the site http://svrname with the URL http://.****.co.im. This may cause incorrect links to be stored or returned to users. If this is expected, add the URL http://.****.co.im as an AAM response URL. For more information, see: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=114854"/>

I have done AAM settings as posted here.

Can anyone please help?

2 Answers 2


Don't use SSL (https) whenever specifying your content sources in SharePoint search.

Also, the second error just means that users and services are using the http://servername url to access to the site. It's more of a warning than an error. I constantly see that on my farm, but I ignore it.

  • I changed it to http even that doesnt work. Same error message Access denied
    – Ishan
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 5:27
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    What is the search service account? Does it have access to the content database?
    – Mike
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 13:40

Method 1 from this link did the trick for me.

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0

Right-click MSV1_0, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value. Type BackConnectionHostNames, and then press ENTER.

Right-click BackConnectionHostNames, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type the host name or the host names for the sites that are on the local computer, and then click OK.

Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the IISAdmin service.


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