FIX: "Out-of-process and SQL session state are not supported in this version of the OS" error message when you use the out-of-process session state mode with the .NET Framework 1.0 on Windows Server 2003, Web Edition

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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When you configure a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition to host a Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 Web application that requires an out-of-process session state mode, such as the SqlServer mode or the StateServer mode, you may receive the following error message:
Out-of-process and SQL session state are not supported in this version of the OS.
This behavior occurs because the .NET Framework 1.0 Redistributable Package does not support Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Software update information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this software update.

Software update replacement information

This software update does not replace any other software updates.

File information

The English version of this software update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version       Size       File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   24-Mar-2004  09:33  1.0.3705.493    200,704  Aspnet.isapi.dll   24-Mar-2004  09:33  1.0.3705.493     24,576  Aspnet.regiis.exe   24-Mar-2004  09:33  1.0.3705.493     28,672  Aspnet.wp.exe   24-Mar-2004  08:53  1.0.3705.493     69,632  Corperfmonext.dll   29-Apr-2003  20:59                   16,597  Installpersistsqlstate.sql   29-Apr-2003  21:00                   17,331  Installsqlstate.sql   12-Aug-2003  15:48                   17,807  Installsqlstatetemplate.sql   24-Mar-2004  08:51  1.0.3705.493    299,008  Mscorjit.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:30  1.0.3705.493  1,953,792  Mscorlib.dll   24-Mar-2004  08:53  1.0.3705.493  2,199,552  Mscorsvr.dll   24-Mar-2004  08:52  1.0.3705.493  2,265,088  Mscorwks.dll   24-Mar-2004  09:30  1.0.3705.493     20,480  Perfcounter.dll   01-Aug-2002  19:38                       15  Smartnav.htm   29-Jul-2003  18:30                    8,728  Smartnav.js   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493  1,179,648   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493  1,695,744   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493  1,175,552  System.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493    241,664  System.messaging.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493    311,296  System.runtime.remoting.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493    131,072  System.runtime.serialization.formatters.soap.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:30  1.0.3705.493  1,200,128  System.web.dll   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493    507,904   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493  1,994,752   25-Mar-2004  22:29  1.0.3705.493  1,302,528  System.xml.dll   08-Jan-2002  17:13                    1,419  Uninstallpersistsqlstate.sql   12-Aug-2003  15:48                    2,119  Uninstallsqlstatetemplate.sql
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 837362 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 07:05:59 - Revision: 1.6

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
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