Friday, April 12, 2024

Recreate the Sharepoint 2013 State Service

This article will show you how you can re-create the “SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service”, “State Service” and “State Service Proxy” for a default and non customized Sharepoint 2013 environment.

In the Central Admin->Manage Service Applications these services show up as follows:

Get-SPSessionStateService -> shows as type “SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service”
Get-SPStateServiceApplication-> shows as type “State Service” with “State Service Proxy”

1.) At first check for the ID from the old “SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service” and “State Service” via:

Get-SPServiceApplication | fl

Once you found the ID check again you have the correct one via (the number might change):

Get-SPServiceApplication -Identity "044c8c2d-e127-43ec-b820-4bc20067bb18" | fl


Get-SPServiceApplication -Identity "a21c1a44-acab-41f3-9d85-447b5552fc47" | fl

It will list the “SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service” and “State Service”.

Remove the Service application via (the number might change):

Remove-SPServiceApplication -Identity "044c8c2d-e127-43ec-b820-4bc20067bb18"
Remove-SPServiceApplication -Identity "a21c1a44-acab-41f3-9d85-447b5552fc47"

Now check if the proxy is also gone via:


If this isn´t the case it can be removed via central administration.

Now we need to recreate the “State Service” via:

$serviceApp = New-SPStateServiceApplication -Name “State Service”
New-SPStateServiceDatabase -Name "EMEA_SharePoint_Farm1_State" -DatabaseServer "" -ServiceApplication $serviceApp
New-SPStateServiceApplicationProxy -Name “State Service Proxy” -ServiceApplication $serviceApp -DefaultProxyGroup

Now we need to re-create the “SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State Service” via:

Enable-SPSessionStateService -DatabaseServer "" -DatabaseName "EMEA_SharePoint_Farm1_SessionStateService"

Note 1:
According to the permissions and security settings article here, your main account only needs dbcreator and securityadmin rights!

Note 2:
There is an MSDN article that talks about the differences between the both services

Other references:
Using Session State in SharePoint 2010


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