Setting: Windows 2000, IIS 5.0, ASP pages interacting with MS Access databases. Multiple (duplicate) applications written in MS VC++ populating the databases with remote data. These applications also call a third party COM object that sends data to a remote server. In all we have 20 directories containg 20 apps and the corressponding asp pages under the default web site.
Symptom: As the day progresses inetinfo.exe mem usage keeps growing as per Task Manager Is this normal behavior? Does it grow indefintely?. We have loaded the latest SP from Microsoft. I think memory becomes an issue because strange occurrences are witnessed. One occurrence includes the inability to resolve remote IP addresses, for example, the 3rd party COM object fails to connect to the remote server, Internet Explorer can't find common web sites, etc. On the other hand, the web pages remain accessible. Stop/start IIS (including inetinfo.exe) resolves the problem.
Where should I focus to determine the problem area (ASP pages, the applications themselves, IIS configuration)? Please advise.