We understand that there are 3 places where Connection Pooling is to be enabled...<BR><BR>1. Thru ControlPanel -> ODBC -> Drivers tab -> double click the driver name -> click on "Enable".<BR>2. As per one article in your site, the following key is set.<BR>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetS ervicesW3SVCASPParametersStartConnectionPool = 1<BR>3. SQL server is set to use TCP/IP sockets.<BR><BR>Would like to know how these 3 different settings play their roles either independently or/and inter-dependently.<BR>Also, what is the way by which we can actually ensure that the pooling is really working.<BR><BR>Regards,<BR>Sandeep<BR>(gurjar@ici ci.com)<BR>