Just set up a SQL Express database using "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express" on a dedicated machine on our network.
In my program, I am basically using a SqlConnection to connect to this database via...
SqlConnectionStringBuilder sqlconnbuild = new SqlConnectionStringBuilder();
sqlconnbuild.DataSource = "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\\xxxxxxxx"; //E.G. 192.168.25.24\\DBServer
sqlconnbuild.InitialCatalog = "DatabaseNameHere"; //For example
sqlconnbuild.ConnectTimeout = 120; //I needed to set this to prevent T/O
SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(sqlconnbuild.ToString());
SqlCommand comm = new SqlCommand("Insert SQL SELECT statement here", conn);
reader = comm.ExecuteReader();
//Insert general code here
catch (SqlException e1)
But here is what happens.
I run the program (F5), I type in my login details, and then wait approximately 25 seconds and then it finally finishes and allows me access into the program.
If I run the program (F5), and I type the wrong login details for example, wait again for approximately 25 seconds, and obvisouly I get a message saying that I typed my login incorrectly, but if immediately after I type my correct details, the connection opens and finishes like lightning probably about 0.1 of a second or lower.
Unfortionetly every the program restarts I get the same problem on the initial login, which obviously people are only ever going to log in once so its a big problem.
Any insight would be great, thanks!
(Also the database in SQLExpress has auto-close to false, I checked that one ;o))