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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Configure the State Service on the ASP.NET State Server

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 ...

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