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When Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 crawls a form based authenticated Web site, the form based authenticated Web site sends back an "HTTP 302" error message during the authentication session. This "HTTP 302" error message contains a long redirection location. In this case, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 cannot access the redirection location. Therefore, the process for crawling a form based authenticated Web site fails completely.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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