Hi,<BR>Can any one throw some light on this pls.Our IIS resides outside the firewall and is trying to access a MTS component residing inside the firewall, via DCOM.The operation is successfull but there is a long delay to instanciate the object(about 3min).Our preliminary research showed that the delay is essentially in trying to create the object and once its able to do that the execution of the methods supported by the object is very quick.<BR><BR>Another observation is that a simple VB script with same object is very fasy(6sec only).The problem is when we try to run the asp script from the IIS.<BR><BR>Has anyone faced a similar problem.Would be glad to receive any direction if not a solution.<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Pery