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How Can You Dynamically Set Session Timeout?

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Our intranet site has a large number of users out in the field and a handful of users here in the office.  The web.config specifies a session timeout of 20 minutes, i.e.

<sessionState  timeout="20"/>

I would like to increase the the timeout to several hours for the people who are located within our office complex.  I am trying to do that by resetting the session timeout value when they log in.  I look up information about the user from our database and then attempt the following.

            Dim instance As System.Web.SessionState.HttpSessionState =  HttpContext.Current.Session

            If thisIsALocalUser Then

                instance.Timeout = 240

            Else

                 instance.Timeout = 20

                End If

            End If

I have some javascript code that displays the session time remaining at the top of the screen and it thinks that the remaining time is 240 minutes, but the session still times out after 20 minutes.  It appears that the timeout in the web.config wins out even though I attempted to override it for a given user.

Question 1 is what happened when I did the "instance.Timeout = 240"?

Question 2 is how can I reset the timeout value for select individuals?

Thanks.
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