Last September I attended the SharePoint 2010 Admin class conducted by Shane Young of SharePoint911. Recently I started w/ 2 new SharePoint Dev servers - 1) for SharePoint 2010 service apps and 2) for SharePoint 2010 DB's. There was not an upgrade from 2007 to 2010 involved.
I followed the installation steps from the lab(s) which involved using more PowerShell cmdlets and some Central Admin & this resulted in a beautiful looking install including databases without GUID's.
Then I applied the SP's - All was well after I applied the SharePoint 2010 SP1 on Foundation, Server and Project Server.
But after I installed the June 2011 CU hotfix - I suddenly had a SessionStateService<GUID> database on my SharePoint 2010 database server.
It wasn't there before the CU hotfix was applied and I'm curious is the CU hotfix plus Product Configuration created it although it had not been there before?
From PowerShell I executed get-spserviceapplication | select displayname, id and I see the SharePoint Server ASP.NET Session State.
What is the purpose of Session State Service and it's database and do I need it? If so, I'll go thru attempting to cleanup the database<GUID> which I've done before on my other dev server.
In advance, thank you.
OK - I see what happened. Sesson State Service - service application & database was created when I ran the Product Configuration after the CU's were applied.