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Our BDE application experiences sudden slow-downs on Microsoft Small Business Server 2008

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Our retailing application uses the BDE with Paradox tables. The use of the outdated BDE has survived Vista and all Microsoft server operating systems to date. We now have the first, to our knowledge, upgrade by a client to a Microsoft SBS 2008.

The users report that the application appears to hang for up to two minutes then suddenly recovers. This:
  - happens many times per day, but less than once per hour on average
  - occurs whether only one workstation is in use or all five
  - only affects our product. Microsoft Office works OK. (NB Our product shuffles a lot of data)
  - is not an Antivirus-Software problem

Any suggestions? (Suggesting we replace the BDE would not be helpful at this time!)
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