When you stream MIME-typed data into a Microsoft Office 2000 application from an Active Server Page (ASP) page, Session variables are empty.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
The problem has been corrected in SR-1 for Office 2000. You can download the
service release from the Office update page on the following Microsoft Web site at:
For additional information, click the article numbers below
to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
HOWTO: Display ASP Results Using Excel in IE with MIME Types
BUG: Word 2000 and Excel 2000 Do Not Redirect Correctly when Using Response.Redirect
BUG: Word 2000 and Excel 2000 Display ASP Source When Using MIME Type to Stream Data