I know I have brought this up before, but I want to bring it up again. I have noticed a very obvious performance loss when we converted over a 2000 box to a 005 box. There were no real performance issues on the 2005 box, but more with other 2000 boxes that reference it in queries. This seems to be a known issue by the responses I got, but my question is if anyone has noticed any issues with 2005 to 2005? if we convert these boxes over to 2005 does the linked server performance improve? I can test this, but I am looking to the community to see if anyone has done this already? Thanks in advance! Michael MCDBA "The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you!"