I am running SQL7 on one NT4 machine and IIS4 on another. On one site that uses a SQL7 database there is a 3-4 second delay before the first page is served if that site has been idle for about 10 minutes. After the first page, it functions properly. Other sites on the same server not using a SQL7 database do not have the delay after sitting idle for a while. I am NOT using a DSN, but an OLEDB connection string, even though I did try the<BR>DSN and it did the same thing.<BR><BR>It seems as if it has to reestablish a connection after it has been idle. Does anybody have an idea on how to eliminate this?<BR><BR>Thanks.<BR>Ruben<BR>