[I posted this on the main board and got no response.]<BR><BR>OK, I get the following error sometimes on my desktop development box (Windows 2000, IIS 5.0). I&#039;ve got a fairly complex MSDatashape query. <BR><BR>Error Type: <BR>MSDataShape (0x80004005) <BR>Data provider could not be initialized. <BR>/TErebuild folder/TErebuild/play/full.asp, line 10 <BR><BR>Line 10 is my connection string: <BR><BR>Set conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") <BR>conn.Open "provider=MSDataShape; dsn=ted2" <BR><BR>The problem seems to go away if just wait. <BR><BR>Any ideas? I haven&#039;t launched the Shape query on a production server and I&#039;m concerned it&#039;ll be a real problem if we launch. I want to use MSDatashape, but I&#039;ll go back to very complicated joins if this Shape thing isn&#039;t smooth.<BR><BR>Are the MSDatashape internal mechanics real slow? Any experiences like this out there?<BR><BR>Any ideas?