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Search crawl component index path error - Events 2588 2589 (SharePoint Server 2010)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-23

Alert Name:   Search crawl component index path error

Event ID:   2588 2589

Summary:   When each search crawl component is created, it creates a folder to use for storing index files that are used as part of the crawling process.

Symptoms:   These events might appear in the event log:

  • Event ID: 2588 Description: The index location for component <data> for application <data> is invalid: <data>.

  • Event ID: 2589 Description: The index location for component <data> for application <data> is invalid: unauthorized access to <data>.

Cause:   The location provided for the index did not exist, or the application did not have rights to create a folder for the index at the location.

Resolution:   Verify that the service account has sufficient permissions to the index folder
  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators group.

  2. On the Central Administration Home page, click Application Management.

  3. On the Application Management page, in the Service Applications section, click Manage service applications.

  4. On the Service Applications page, click the Search service application.

  5. On the Search Administration page, in the Search Application Topology section, click Modify.

  6. On the Manage Search Application Topology page, click the index partition query component, and then click Edit Properties.

  7. In the Edit Query Component dialog box, in the Location of Index, record the path for the index folder. Click Cancel.

  8. Navigate to that location and verify that the location exists.

  9. Verify that the service account that you recorded earlier in this procedure has Read and Write permissions on this folder.

Resolution:   Refresh service credentials
  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.

    Perform the following steps on each server in the farm:

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.

  4. Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

  5. At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:


For more information, see Repair-SPManagedAccountDeployment.

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