I am trying to troubleshoot a timeout issue with SQL 2k and .NET. I have scoured the interent and alot of people are having this problem but no one seems to have a solution. The application has a query timeout of 45 seconds. The command timeout is set to the default which I believe is 30 seconds. I know we can increase the timeout but that is not something management is willing to do. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on this issue. I can post the entire stack if needed. .Net SqlClient Data Provider STACK: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired.