internet explorer inactivity causes application to slow
Posted on 2008-06-25
We have an application that loads through internet explorer. You connect to an internal address and a java applet is installed and runs. If you close the original ie window the application closes.
Heres the problem. there is a transactional workstation that is used maybe 3 times a day. the app is started first thing in the morning and if the workstation has sat with the app open and not used for an hour or so, the application takes forever to retrieve information from the database (once it connects the first time it is fine for a few minutes afterwards). Other workstations on our network will go hours between accessing the database and when they go to use it, its snappy. this seems to be because they surf the web at times during the day. the one workstation who only does transactions,,, its like it falls asleep or something. all power options are turned off to never.
I have talked to the database provider and they are positive its not on their side and they have no guidance.