Session-Level Data and Scalability Information

ID: Q167126

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Q. How do I scale Commerce Server, and can I use Session-level data?

A. You can install Commerce Server on multiple computers running Internet

   Information Server (IIS) and use round-robin DNS to scale to your needs.
   Because it is not possible to maintain Session-level data across
   multiple servers, Microsoft does not recommend using Commerce Server
   components at the Session-level. However, in a single computer
   installation, you may be able to use Session-level data. In this case,
   it is recommended that you test the system thoroughly. The starter
   stores (Clockped, Volcano Coffee, Adventure Works, MS Press) that come
   with Commerce Server do not use any Session-level data.

Additional query words: kbfaq
Keywords          : kbusage CommMisc kbfaq
Version           : 2.0
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbinfo

Last Reviewed: July 19, 1997