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Configure the State Service on the ASP.NET State Server

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

The ASP.NET state service is used to manage session state on a computer. The ASP.NET state service is installed by default when Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 is installed. The file aspnet_state.exe is installed on the remote server that will store session state information; the default location is systemroot\Microsoft.NET\Framework\version\aspnet_state.exe.


To configure the ASP.NET state service
  1. On the remote server that will store session state information, open Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

  2. In the details pane, right-click ASP.NET State Service, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab, in the Startup type list box, click Automatic.

  4. Under Service status, click Start, and then click OK. The state service starts automatically when the Web server is restarted.

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