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Item was not crawled because of a password change. Update password and retry crawling

The issue is due to the password change for the Content Access Account. The password is not updated for the account in the search.

To resolve the issues, follow the below steps:

· Open the Central Administration page
· Go to Application management > Manage Service Applications
· Click on Search Service Application
· Check for the Default Content Access Account

· Click on the account and update the password

· Once done, run the crawl again and check for the results

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Note: If you find a different solution, please report it as a comment to this post. This will be useful to the SharePoint Community. Be sure to double-verify it: undo your solution and verify that the problem comes back, then redo it and verify that the problem goes away.

See Also

  1. SharePoint Resources on the TechNet Wiki
  2. SharePoint 2013 Portal
  3. SharePoint 2013 - Service Applications
  4. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for Developers
  5. SharePoint 2013 - Resources for IT Pros