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Error message when you run a data connection to a Web service on a SharePoint server in an InfoPath 2010 form: "401 - Unauthorized"

Consider the following scenario:
  • Your Web form is published to a SharePoint server.
  • You create a Microsoft InfoPath 2010 form that uses data connections to data that is located on the same SharePoint server.
  • You use the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or a custom host header in the InfoPath form.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
401 - Unauthorized
To work around this issue, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
896861 You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version

Article ID: 982253 - Last Review: 09/22/2011 14:36:00 - Revision: 5.0

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Infopath 2010
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