IIS6 session timeout problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • User2103099499 posted

    Hi all,

    Weird IIS6 problem...

    I have a web folder defined as an application in IIS, with its session state set to 720 minutes (in the IIS application config area).

    I've recently set up this application to run in it's own Application pool, to help isolate a different problem I'm having with this server (IIS stopping)...

    It seems this application no longer respects the 720 minutes session timeout. I've gone into the application pool, and unchecked the "Idle Timeout" checkbox in the performance tab (not even sure of that's the same thing)...

    Any ideas out there?


    Monday, June 5, 2006 8:51 AM

All replies

  • User-823196590 posted
    At what point does it timeout?
    Monday, June 5, 2006 10:17 AM
  • User2103099499 posted

    I haven't tracked it down to a time, but I know it's less than 720 minutes.

    For now, I've made the appPool say 720 to match the IIS settings - instead of simply unchecking the appPool idle time.

    We'll see what happens...

    But I guess my question is, when you set up an application pool - the default settings should not interfere with the IIS settings, should they?


    Monday, June 5, 2006 3:54 PM
  • User989702501 posted

    what app pool setting interfere with IIS setting? app pool is part of IIS setting :)

    Any event log indicating that app pool was recycle, etc?

    Monday, June 5, 2006 10:56 PM
  • User2103099499 posted
    What I should have said was I thought the app pool was interfering with the application config settings. Although I'm still not sure that's the case. I'll pay close attention to the event log next time it happens.
    Wednesday, June 7, 2006 8:24 AM
  • User1813374281 posted

    Most "timer" based behavior like Session timeout, Connection timeout, CGI Execution timeout, etc have interaction with Process Recycling of IIS6 since that kills the process state which those behaviors depend on.


    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 6:56 AM
  • User2103099499 posted

    WOW! That was the info I've been looking for!!!


    MANY Thanks!!!

    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 8:31 AM