I followed the instructions on the following page to change my site over to sqlserver sessionstate mode. https://support.Winhost.com/kb/a626/how-to-enable-asp_net-sql-server-session-on-your-web.aspx After I received an email back from Winhost that the database schema was updated, I changed my webconfig according to the article. However I initially got an error that required me to update the attribute to allow a custom database. This was different than what the article showed. Making this change corrected the error and allows the website to function. My webconfig contains the following now: <sessionState mode="SQLServer" timeout="15" cookieless="true" allowCustomSqlDatabase="true" sqlConnectionString="Data Source=tcp:s08.Winhost.com;database=xxxxxx;User ID=xxxxx;Password=xxxxx;Integrated Security=False;"> </sessionState> However, now when I go to any page on my website, the url is changed to include what appears to be the "serialization" info: http://www.tripleblitz.com/(S(otrptjf4it5twtb5apceqxbh))/default I am not sure if this occurs because I am in sqlserver mode, or because I am using a custom sql database name. Is there a way to prevent /(S(otrptjf4it5twtb5apceqxbh))/ from showing in the url?