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VB6/SQL Server apps really slow on new Windows 8

Posted on 2014-04-07
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We have installed a load of new Windows 8 machines over the weekend, and the VB6/ SQL Server apps that ran fine before are running really slowly now.

My laptop is also windows 8 and the applications run fine from there.
They are currently located on a share on the server, but even copying them locally has no effect.
My own thought is that it is the link to  the SQL Server which is causing the problem. but I may be wrong.

 Any ideas anyone?
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JoseBarroso earned 500 total points
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Hi,

If you have MS Access installed on you computer you can try to see how fast the connection goes, in Access you can use the External Data or Database Tools to connect to SQL Server. If everything goes fine then probably is not a problem from SQL Server, so, you can try this:

1. On your VB6 connectionString you can try to replace the name of the server by its IP, for example, "SERVERSQL"  by "192.168.1.1" and try again.

2. I also have some aplication on VB6 on W8 and I use this connectionString, try to see if this work better:

Option 1.
Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=YOUR_SQL_PASSWORD;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Initial Catalog=YOUR_DATABASE_NAME;Data Source=192.168.1.1

Option 2.
Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=YOUR_SQL_PASSWORD;Persist Security Info=False;User ID=sa;Initial Catalog=YOUR_DATABASE_NAME;Data Source=192.168.1.1\YOUR_INSTANCE_NAME

Just change it to your IP and complete with your data.

Hope this help.
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by:grwallace
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Thanks for your help and your efforts, but I have just managed to work out that the problem is being caused by Trend Micro A/V Software!
Will give you the points anyway for your efforts :-)
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