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Can't search Home Portal as no local access on the server

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Sharepoint 2010, Web server and seperate SQL server. Could search the Home portal Application (returning 100's of documents) until I configured AAM, now I don't get any search results from the Home portal as I can't access the home page URL locally from the server so I assume the search service can't resolve the URL, getting the following error no matter what URL I try (for the homepage) "This item could not be crawled because the crawler could not connect to the repository"

I can crawl and return results for both the "mySites" and "Central Admin" application (haven't configured AAM for MySites yet) so confident that search is actually working. Am using SSL for the site through ISA server and the URL is https://sharepoint.mycompany.ie, originaly when using just the server name then search returned results. Had a real problem getting SharePoint configured through ISA server and a colleague spent a lot of time working on this, ended up extending the application and configuring additional AAM's for the extended APP to resolve issues with the ISA server so not really keen on messing around with the AAM's (ISA server is managed by third party and costly support so really want to stay well alone as it's now working)

What can I do to get search returing results if&nbs

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