troubleshooting Question

SQL Open Connections and MS Access front end

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Larry BristerFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft Access.NET ProgrammingMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I am new to our company which is using MS Access as their interface with SQL database instead of Access tables. I've been brought in to move everything to Intranet Web Application.

The company has 80 employees of which about 70% at any particular time are on the MS Access system.

When I run my code below...a standard when I was checking my intranet site(s) at my previous company...I'm getting minimun of 280 and sometimes 350+ connections to the application database. For max of 60 people using system + 4 developers + any job(s) that may be running.

Is this normal for MS Access Applications?

Generally speaking on my intranet sites as I opened and closed connections I would see a maximum of 25-40 connections in a company of 250 + people. And 6 of those were my development team.


Getting open connections
SELECT DB_NAME(dbid) as 'DbName', COUNT(dbid) as 'Connections'
   from master.dbo.sysprocesses with (nolock)
   WHERE dbid > 0 and DB_NAME(dbid) not in ('master','msdb')
   GROUP BY dbid
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