Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Configure SQL Server to Store ASP.NET Session State

Step 1)  Create a ASP.NET 4.0 WEB APPLICATION
Step 2) Once ASP.NET WEB APP Created,  Open VS2010 command prompt
located in  C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat

Type  aspnet_regsql.exe(as shown above)

following screen will appear

Press Next button
Select Configure SQL-Server for application services --> Click Next button

Enter Server Name, select Windows Authentication  or enter user name & password.

Leave <default> for database-->  Click Next Button
In this  Sql-Server Name: Sp2010
          Databasename: aspnetdb
Click Next Button --> FINISH 

Step 3)  Open SQL-Server Management Studio
                      aspnetdb database and tables will be displayed.as shown below.

Step 4)  So far We have added membership,role management & profile management support only.

Now add session tables to aspnetdb  by typying

C:\>aspnet_regsql.exe  -E -ssadd -sstype c -d aspnetdb
-E for windows authentication
-ssadd for session support in db
-sstype is custom
-d is for database where session tables are stored(in this case aspnetdb).

Step 5)  Go to Web Application created in Step1)

   Open  web.config

add connection string + sessionstate
as shown below 

    <add name="SessionInSql" connectionString="server=localhost;database=aspnetdb;trusted_connection=yes;"
      <sessionState mode="SQLServer"

Step 6)  Testing Session state.  follow this tutorial
              Test Session State

Step 7)  Once session is created in SQL-Server the following tables will be populated.(as shown below)