How to: Give SharePoint 2013 crawler sufficient rights/permissions to crawl file shares
- You create file shares on a Windows Server 2012 server.
- You set up a Microsoft SharePoint 2013 crawler on the file shares, and you assign Read permissions to the crawler.
- You crawl the file shares by using SharePoint Server 2013.
- You search for a file in the file shares by using SharePoint Server 2013.
In this scenario, no search result is returned. Additionally, the following error message is generated in the crawl log:
- Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
- Navigate to the following location in the Local Group Policy Editor:
Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsLocal PoliciesUser Rights Assignment
- In the right pane, locate and right-click Manage auditing and security log, and then click Properties.
- Click the Add User or Group button in the Manage auditing and security log properties dialog box, and then add the crawl account that the SharePoint 2013 crawler uses.
- Click OK in the Manage auditing and security log properties dialog box.
Note If you assign the Manage Auditing And Security Log permission by using a Group Policy Object (GPO), add the crawl account to the GPO.