Session state can only be used when enableSessionState is set to true, either in a configuration file or in the Page directive- SharePoint2010

Complete Error Message

Session state can only be used when enableSessionState is set to true, either in a configuration file or in the Page directive. Please also make sure that System.Web.SessionStateModule or a custom session state module is included in the <configuration>\<system.web>\<httpModules> section in the application configuration.

Before you start your troubleshooting, make sure that the State Service service application is running. How you will check this?

  • Open your Central Administration
  • Manage service applications
  • Check the service application by the name ‘state service service application’


Make the enableSessionState is set to true by following below step

<pages enableSessionState=”true” enableViewState=”true” enableViewStateMac=”true” validateRequest=”false” pageParserFilterType=”Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPPageParserFilter, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c” asyncTimeout=”7″>
Make sure that the remove and add lines exist in the modules section for Session.

<modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests=”true”>

<remove name=”Session” />
<add name=”Session” type=”System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule” preCondition=”” />


After implementing the above changes, the error should have to go away.

Product Applies To

SharePoint Server 2010
SharePoint Foundation 2010

What is session state? What exactly its functionality? How it works?

This report failed to load because session state is not turned on” when you try to view Microsoft Access Services reports
State service and session state cmdlets (SharePoint Server 2010)
Manage the State Service (SharePoint Server 2010)


About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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