Hi Ken, Thanks for all your answers. >Jet OLEDB v3.51 Provider should be in the MDAC. Oh yes, quite right, I forgot about that! OLEDB is the same as ADODB, right? The only *slight* problem with this workaround AFAIR is that you have to re-code any recordset VB, as it's not the same as using ODBC, right? >Was there something in the readme file that comes with MDAC v2.1? NAFAIK >you probably could have called PSS, and had them diagnose it for free. Didn't know I could do that - where would I have found the number to call? >Someone eventually must have called them, and the KB article was >produced as a result. Good point! >The 10 connection limit is hard coded into desktop OSes Why? David -- If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please preserve the confidentiality of it and advise the sender immediately of any error in transmission. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken, or omitted to be taken, by an unauthorised recipient in reliance upon the contents of this e-mail is prohibited. Somerfield cannot accept liability for any damage which you may sustain as a result of software viruses so please carry out your own virus checks before opening an attachment. In replying to this e-mail you are granting the right for that reply to be forwarded to any other individual within the business and also to be read by others. Any views expressed by an individual within this message do not necessarily reflect the views of Somerfield. Somerfield reserves the right to intercept, monitor and record communications for lawful business purposes.