KB: SharePoint Search Service cannot crawl user profile

Error in Application event log:

The start address sps3://nsppweb-sspt91 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. (0x80041205)

Cause:
The search service account does not have “Retrieve People Data for Search Crawlers” permission in the User Profile Service Application.

Resolution:
See http://www.thesanitypoint.com/archive/2010/05/27/successful-sharepoint-2010-people-search.aspx

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