All I want to do is index a static HTML site. Am I the first person to ever do this with SharePoint?

I was having the problem described here: Why can't I crawl bog-standard HTML internet sites?

Apparently this issues is addressed in the August 2010 Cumulative Update, which is included in SP1, which I installed today.

I eagerly tried out the search... and I seem to have swapped one error code for another.

In the crawl log I get: Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072EF3

In the Windows Log I get: The start address http://asia-pacific.undp.org cannot be crawled.

Context: Application 'Search_Service_Application_Dev', Catalog 'Portal_Content'

The handle is in the wrong state for the requested operation   (0x80072ef3)

Googling brings up some results from SP2003, but that's about it. Anybody seen this before?

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Mystery solved. Earlier I'd set up a crawl rule to try to avoid having the index spider log into an anonymous access site. It was trying to give a certificate. When I removed the rule the site indexed OK.


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