Enable-SPSessionStateService

Creates a session state database and turns on the session state service.

Syntax

Enable-SPSessionStateService
      -DatabaseName <String>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DatabaseCredentials <PSCredential>]
      [-DatabaseServer <String>]
      [-SessionTimeout <Int32>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-SPSessionStateService
      [-DefaultProvision]
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-SessionTimeout <Int32>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

This cmdlet contains more than one parameter set. You may only use parameters from one parameter set, and you may not combine parameters from different parameter sets. For more information about how to use parameter sets, see Cmdlet Parameter Sets (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187810).

The Enable-SPSessionStateService cmdlet creates a session state database, installs the ASP.NET session state schema, and updates the Web.config files on the farm to turn on the session state service.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831).

Examples

--------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------

C:\PS>Enable-SPSessionStateService -DefaultProvision

This example enables a ASP.NET session state on a SharePoint Server farm that uses the defaults (database hosted on the configuration database SQL Server, using Windows authentication, 60-minute session time-out).

--------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------

C:\PS>Enable-SPSessionStateService -DatabaseName "Session State Database" -DatabaseServer "localhost" -SessionTimeout 120

This example enables a ASP.NET session state on a SharePoint Server farm that uses a custom database name, database server, session time-out of 120 minutes, and Windows credentials (due to the lack of a DatabaseCredentials parameter).

Required Parameters

-DatabaseName

Specifies the name of the database for the session state service.

The type must be a valid name of a SQL Server database; for example, SessionStateDB1.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DefaultProvision

Specifies that the default provisioning settings are used. The default provisioning settings are: Windows Authentication, Auto SQL Server (configuration database), and Auto Catalog Name.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DatabaseCredentials

Specifies the database credentials for SQL Authentication used to access the session state service database. If this parameter is not specified, Windows authentication is used.

The type must be a valid PSCredential object.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DatabaseServer

Specifies the host SQL Server for the state service database.

The type must be a valid SQL Server host name; for example, SQLServerHost1.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-SessionTimeout

Specifies the time, in minutes, that a ASP .NET session state service will remain active with no user activity. The default value is 60.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-WhatIf

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016