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If there are no rules for output caching under IIS7, would global.aspx or default.aspx pages be cached, by default, or not cached?

I am trying to see if we need to explicitly turn off caching for two sites, one with windows integrated authentication enabled and the other with form-based authentication enabled.

My impression is that anything with integrated auth isn't cached, but I would like to get some verification.

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By default, only static content is cached

To take advantage of Output Caching, to cache (semi-)dynamic content, have a look at this article at

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Thank you. A company is trying to blame caching on a login problem we are having, but since there are no rules on caching, I doubt the global.asax would be cached, especially since authentication is required for logging in, but, I couldn't find anything that states this explicitly. – James Black Feb 1 '12 at 1:51

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