3 quick things to check if your ASP.NET session ends before timeout

Session ending before timeout is an issue faced by many developers who use IIS 6. I have found that in most cases, this is caused when you set the recycling of worker processes using IIS manager.

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Here are 3 quick suggestions to troubleshoot this issue (assuming that you are using In-process mode - ASP.NET session state):

1. Check and see if you have configured recycling of worker processes

2. If you are maintaining cookie enabled sessions, check if the cookie is not getting deleted/modified at the client end.

3. Check to see if IIS/Application Pool is not getting restarted at regular intervals. Your application pool will restart if your global.asax or the web.config/ machine.config changes



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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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