Database error messages when you disable session state in FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions from Microsoft

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to browse a database results page that was created by using FrontPage on a Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Web server, you may receive an error message similar to one of the following:
Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'
Type mismatch: 'Session'
/_fpclass/fpdbrgn1.inc, line 204
-or-
error '8002802b'
Element not found.
/_fpclass/fpdbrgn1.inc, line 204
-or-
Database Results Error
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] '(unknown)' is not a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides.

CAUSE

This issue may occur if you disable session state in the application settings on your IIS Web server.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, enable session state in your application settings. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Services Manager. To do this, follow the steps for your version of IIS.
    • For IIS 4.0:
      1. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack.
      2. Click Microsoft Internet Information Server.
      3. Select Internet Service Manager.
    • For IIS 5.0:
      1. Click Start, point to Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
    • For IIS 5.1:
      1. Open Control Panel.
      2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
      3. Double-click Internet Information Services.
  2. Enable Session State for the affected application. To do this, follow the steps for your configuration.
    • For a Web site:
      1. Right-click the Web site, and then click Properties.
      2. Click the Home Directory tab, and then click Configuration.
      3. Click the App Options tab or the Options tab.
      4. Check the Enable session state box, and then click OK.
      5. Click OK to close the Web site's properties dialog box.
    • For a subweb:
      1. Right-click the folder for the subweb, and then click Properties.
      2. Click the Directory tab, and then click Configuration.
      3. Click the App Options tab or the Options tab.
      4. Check the Enable session state box, and then click OK.
      5. Click OK to close the subweb folder's properties dialog box.
  3. Quit Internet Services Manager.
NOTE: You may have to restart your Web services to reflect these changes.

REFERENCES

For additional information on configuring session state options in IIS and related errors, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
242425 Using Session Objects with Session State Disabled Returns Error
308164 HOW TO: Create and Configure Active Server Pages (ASP) Web Applications in Windows 2000
244465 HOW TO: Turn Off ASP Session State in Active Server Pages and IIS

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Article ID: 324249 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
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