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how to change session timeout in sharepoint WSS

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
how to change session timeout in sharepoint WSS

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Hi all,

In .Net ,we can have session timeout if the page is idle for a specified time. Likewise,i want to do in sharepoint if a newform.aspx for a list is idle.

Can anyone tell how to have session time out for a list newform.aspx?

How to set session timeout and clear session in asp.net C# ? And kill session when close the web app


hi ,

How to set session timeout and clear session in web.config and login.aspx  ? And when we close the web application , the session must be cleared ?

I have use session.abandon as per below but is not working . Pls advise .


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Session login sharepoint


Hi all,

Anybody knows how we can create a custom session when user login to sharepoint site (intranet)?

When a user login, I want to show some disclaimer where the user can choose yes or no.

If yes, it will create 1 session to make the disclaimer box only showed up once for every login.

Can I achieve this without using custom control?

Thank you all

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session timeout


hi there,

is it possible that session time out is calculated in seconds and not in minutes?

i am setting it at web.config, global.asax, default.aspx and at the web server to 30 (minutes) and session last exactly for 30 seconds.



[Sharepoint 2007] How can i change the email of a sharepoint user ?

Hi all,

I have created a new sharepoint user.

1. First of all i have added a new user in active directory. However at that time i forgot to give an email address. Big mistake !

I cannot send mail from sharepoint workflow with the new user.

2. Therefore I updated the email addresd in active directory afterwards. But the change was not reflected in sharepoint.

I updated the mail in sharepoint adminsitrative user profile. But it did not make no difference in the user moss profile.

I followed the article in http://sharepointnotes.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/syncing-wss-and-moss-user-profile-properties-with-active-directory/

I did the following commands :

1. stsadm -o sync
2. stsadm -o sync -synctiming m:2
3. stsadm -o sync -deleteolddatabases 6
 stsadm -o sync

None of these commands updated the user properties mail for my new MOSS User.

I also rebooted the machine but my MOSS user email was not updated.

Also I used the tool at http://userprofilesync.codeplex.com/releases/view/13227
like the following :

tool>UserProfileSync.exe -url http://mysite -ssp http://mysite:37239/ssp/admin
I did not make any difference

What else can I try in order to update the email of my MOSS user ?

Session Timeout increase to 2 hours.



    for Business needs i am planning to increase the session timeout to 2 hours(120 min) in one application, i am using sql server session state. if i increase to 2 hours of session time out, how it will effect the performance of application and web server.

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