Session State using SQL Server Express 2008 in Windows 7

1.       Start Management Studio
2.       Connect to SQL Server Express 2008

3.       Click New Query

4.       Run the following SQL statements (you do not need this if your SQL Server is above Express edition)

EXECUTEsp_configure‘show advanced options’, 1




EXECUTEsp_configure‘Agent XPs’, 1




EXECUTEsp_configure‘show advanced options’, 0





5.       Start command prompt and change directory to C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319.

6.       Run C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319>aspnet_regsql -S .SQLEXPRESS -E -ssadd

Note that the database created by this command is ASPState and not aspnetdb


7.       Get the ASPState and tempdb appropriate right to NT_AUTHORITYAuthenticated User. For testing you can set the user as db_owner


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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2 Responses to Session State using SQL Server Express 2008 in Windows 7

  1. Pingback: Configure ASP.NET Web Application to use Database Session – video | Chanmingman's Blog

  2. Phil McCrackin says:

    This is the best example of how to do this that I have found online. Thanks for providing it

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