Ken > I do not believe that merely opening Global.asa in Notepad > will cause your > application to restart. > > However, it is easy to test. In your global.asa set an > application variable > to the current time in application_onstart. Retrieve this > value in an ASP > page. Now open the global.asa file in notepad, and close > notepad without > making any changes. Refresh the ASP page in question. If the > application > variable has a new value, then the app has been recycled. I shall try this forthwith - thanks. > : A cooleague informed me that by merely opening the > Global.asa file and > : making no changes one would precipitate an IIS restart. > > Let's make sure we're talking about the right thing here - > IIS *does not* > restart no matter what you do to a global.asa. All that > happens is that the > particular ASP application is restarts. IIS keeps working just fine. I used the phrase "IIS restart" informedly - this was the phrase he used. I'll check out whether or not the application restarts when I view Global.asa, but also take a look at the logs for the time period my colleague was referring to. It may be that IIS has been restarting, but this is symptomatic of a completely different issue. Many thanks for the responses. Regards Chris Marsh _______________________________________________________________________ This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender and delete the email immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Callserve Communications accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. _______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned for all viruses by the MessageLabs SkyScan service.