In the end it was the php.ini file in the root directory that was keeping the page from seeing the session variable. I have disabled the php.ini file and things are again working. I am not sure if I need this php.ini file or not and if I do what to edit before going live. If you have any thoughts on this I have attached the disabled file. Thanks for all your continued help. Some what strange how the forms had worked for years and nothing seemed to change but this file suddenly started causing this issue..