I&#039m not sure about the technical reasons behind this (I can only guess), but a while back there was an article mentioning that you can reference the ADO 2.1 Object Library instead of using the traditional <!-- #INCLUDE FILE="adovbs.inc" -->. While this will work, the performance penalty is tremendous! It appears that every session loads an instance of the ADO type library into memory. This takes up to 5 seconds even on my memory loaded dual-processor deidcated web server. Could someone else in the group elaborate on this ... because I&#039m afraid that others might have this same problem from following the above mentioned article.