Hello! According to this articlehttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2000/maintain/rdbmspft.mspx you can gain som performance if you use fully qualified object names in your queries. Has this been tested? What was the result? For example: SELECT * FROM Shippers WHERE ShipperID = 3 Should instead be: SELECT * FROM Northwind.dbo.Shippers WHERE ShipperID = 3 Why is there a performance gain? Since when you connect you already connect as a user and have a default database specified. Shouldnt the first place to look for the table be there? In the article they say it will make it easier for SQL Server to choose an already existing execution plan.