Solved

COM+ does not keep http session on Windows 2012, but works fine on Windows 8

Posted on 2013-11-27
4
660 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
I have a Windows COM+ component that makes two calls to a WebService, using a gsoap generated proxy. It needs to make both calls in the same http session.

It works fine, but not if the component runs on Windows 2012 Server under Local Service account.

It works as expected on
 - Windows 2012 as the current user
 - Windows 8 as both current user and Local Service account

When I run it on Windows Server 2012 as Local Service (or Network Service) account, however, the second call is made in a different http session.

I have checked many times all settings from COM+ installation to IIS configurations (It is a ASP.NET application that calls the COM), comparing them with the working Windows 8 counterpart, and it is all exactly the same. I can´t see any clue of what may be wrong. As far as I´m concerned it looks like that if I run the COM+ as Local Service it is not able to keep a session cookie.

I´m wondering if someone has any clue of what I may be missing here. Is there any significant Windows 2012 x Windows 8 difference that I should look at, maybe on settings or even on the COM+ implementation?
0
Comment
Question by:cristiantm
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:cristiantm
Comment Utility
We´ve found a workaround:

 - Setup the application on IIS to run as a normal user (not application id pool) and load profile set to true;
 - Setup the COM+ to run as the same user

That way, the COM+ is loaded and works fine even if the user is not logged in.

Moreover, we think that the problem is that is something related to wininet x winhttp on the COM+ implementation. We are working on this to check this.

If anyone has another suggestion, I´m still open to hear about it.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
cristiantm earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
We found out the problem. It is really related to using WinInet instead of WinHttp. WinInet is not good for service accounts, creating this kind of problem. Replacing it by WinHttp solved the problem.
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now