Hello, and thanks in advance for reading this.<BR><BR>I&#039;ve successfully used Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTP in the past. Now I have a situation that requires an acynchronous call; the remote service I&#039;m calling could take up to 60 seconds to finish. The remote service, during its execution, periodically writes records to a database. I want my ASP 3.0 page to periodically check this database and retrieve the records that are there so far, to display them on the page.<BR><BR>Here&#039;s a chunk of my code:<BR><BR>dim xmlhttp : set xmlhttp = Server.CreateObject("Msxml2.ServerXMLHTTP")<BR>xml http.Open "POST", "http://" & SoapServer & SoapPath, True<BR>xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Man", "POST " & SoapPath & " HTTP/1.1"<BR>xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Host", SoapServer<BR>xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8"<BR>xmlhttp.setRequestHeader "SOAPAction", SoapNamespace & SoapAction<BR><BR>xmlhttp.send(strSoap)<BR><BR>whi le(xmlhttp.readyState &#060;&#062; 4)<BR>/*** display results ***/<BR>xmlhttp.waitForResponse(7) &#039; 7 Seconds<BR>wend<BR><BR>Everything gets displayed fine, but the server&#039;s system resources rocket to 100% for, say, 15 seconds.<BR><BR>So maybe the remote service (which happens to be on the same computer, by the way, but this won&#039;t always be the case) is taking up these resources? No, because if I run it alone--that is, without using the xmlhttp component--it runs fine, and in half the time.<BR><BR>Ok, so maybe the waitForResponse() method is faulty and is using up these resources? Can&#039;t I use, say, Timer.DLL instead? I tried this, and it had no effect. <BR><BR>Ok, so how about I try xmlhttp.abort() ? No juice. I&#039;m still stuck at 100% for the duration of the page. <BR><BR>So from the moment I hit xmlhttp.send(), I&#039;m toast. I don&#039;t even CARE about the response, since it&#039;s the data from the database I care about (which is the way I must do it, because I don&#039;t want to wait 60 seconds for the response).<BR><BR>Is there a way I can just fire off this request and "forget" about it? Why is it using up all my resources?<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Eric