session timing out too soon - IIS 6, ASP.NET application

I have an application running on Windows Server 2003.  My application seems to time out after only 20 minutes of inactivity.

I have set the Web.config as follows:
<sessionState stateConnectionString="tcpip=" sqlConnectionString="data source=;Trusted_Connection=yes"
   cookieless="false" timeout="125" />

I have also set the Session Timeout in the web properties to 120 minutes.

The Application Pool is set to recycle only at 5:00 am.
Under the Performance tab, Shutdown idle worker processes = 120 minutes

This is causing a lot of problems for my users and they are about to start throwing things! :)
I have ready a lot of other posts, but nothing seems to work for me.
Urgent help needed.  Thanks!
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If you want to change the timeout value to be longer, you can easily change the timeout value in your local web.config file (the timeout value is in minutes):

    <authentication mode="Forms">
          <forms timeout="50000000"/>

Hope this helps
lanier3532Author Commented:
thanks.  I'll give it a try.  I've set mine to 240
I thought the timeout value was in seconds, so setting it to 125 is going to be 2 minutes and 5 seconds.

You also have to set it in IIS. See this thread for more information on the subject.
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My bad it is minutes. You'll still need to set it in IIS.

One more point... make sure you are using the correct Application pool.

lanier3532Author Commented:
Working great now.  Thanks!
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