The request queue limit of the session is exceeded


I have this error in ASP.NET application , NET 4.7.1.

The request queue limit of the session is exceeded.


System.Web.HttpException (0x80004005): The request queue limit of the session is exceeded.
at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.QueueRef()
at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.PollLockedSession()
at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.GetSessionStateItem()
at System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule.BeginAcquireState(Object source, EventArgs e, AsyncCallback cb, Object extraData)

any suggestions ?
asked on Stack Overflow Jan 27, 2020 by Kiquenet

1 Answer


The default behavior has changed in .NET 4.7. Retargeting guide suggests:

To restore the old behavior, you can add the following setting to your web.config file to opt-out of the new behavior.

  <add key="aspnet:RequestQueueLimitPerSession" value="2147483647"/>

Clarification of changed behavior:

In the .NET Framework 4.6.2 and earlier, ASP.NET executes requests with the same Sessionid sequentially and ASP.NET always issues the Sessionid through cookies by default. If a page takes a long time to respond, it will significantly degrade server performance just by pressing F5 on the browser. In the fix, we added a counter to track the queued requests and terminate the requests when they exceed a specified limit. The default value is 50. If the limit is reached, a warning will be logged in the event log, and an HTTP 500 response may be recorded in the IIS log.

Also addressed here:

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 27, 2020 by Mart Wienk • edited May 12, 2020 by Mart Wienk

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