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When you search a portal site that is in your server farm deployment of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, you may find that content that is outside the search scope is unexpectedly returned in the search results. For example, when you search a portal site that is in your server farm for specific content, you may find that content from other portal sites that are in your server farm is listed in the search results.
This problem occurs in situations when the equal sign (=) in the scope clause of the query is incorrectly processed. In SharePoint Portal Server 2003, portal queries use an equal sign (=) in the scope clause as follows:
Scope = ScopeName
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name------------------------------------------------------07-Nov-2003 00:19 11.0.5704.9 4,602,432 Portal.dll
Note This update requires Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For more information about SharePoint Portal Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: