InfoPath Forms Services forms cannot be filled out in a Web browser because no State Service connection is configured (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise
Rule Name: InfoPath Forms Services forms cannot be filled out in a Web browser because no State Service connection is configured
Summary: InfoPath Forms Services depends on the Web application having a service connection to a State Service Proxy to store data across HTTP requests. Without a service connection, users cannot successfully open or fill browser-enabled InfoPath forms.
Cause: No service connection for the State Service is configured for the Web application that is in the Health Analyzer alert.
Resolution: Configure a service connection by using Central Administration
Verify that the user account performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators group.
If a State Service already exists, you can proceed to step 7.
If a State Service does not exist, you must create one. To do this, in Central Administration, on the home page, click Configuration Wizards.
On the Configuration Wizards page, under Farm Configuration, click Launch Farm Configuration Wizard.
On the Configure your Farm page, click Start the Wizard.
On the next page, ensure that the State Service check box is selected, and then click OK at the bottom of the page.
Complete the wizard to create the State Service.
Associate the State Service with the Web application mentioned in the health analyzer rule. To do this in Central Administration, on the home page, under Application Management, click Manage web applications.
On the Web Applications page, click the Web application for which you want to configure a service connection, and then click Service Connections on the ribbon.
In the Configure Service Application Associations dialog box, ensure that the State Service check box is selected, and then click OK.