Event ID 3085 — Windows Search

Event ID 3085 — Windows Search

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Windows Search service indexes information about the contents of your hard disk to facilitate your searches, making them much faster and more accurate.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3085
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Search
Version: 6.0
Message: The application network access account is invalid. Update the account with a valid username and password. %1

Update network credentials

Make sure that you have the correct user name and password for accessing the location.


To verify that files are being indexed:

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type notepad.exe. Notepad should open.
  3. Type an unusual keyword or phrase in the new document, and then save the file to your My Documents directory or to another directory that is being indexed.
  4. Click Start, and then type your new keyword or phrase in the Search box. The file you created using Notepad should appear in the Search Results window.

Related Management Information

Windows Search

File Services


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