How to Enable ODBC Connection Pooling Performance Counters

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ODBC Connection Pooling enhances the performance of database connections in Active Server Pages (ASP) applications. By default, the performance counters for Connection Pooling are disabled. This article describes the counters and how to enable them.
To enable the performance counters, follow these steps:
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the ODBC icon.
  3. Click the Connection Pooling tab.
  4. In the PerfMon section, select Enable.
  5. Click OK.
In Performance Monitor, the following counters will now be listed under the ODBC Connection Pooling object:
  • Connections Currently Active: The current number of connections being used by applications.
  • Connections Currently Free: The current number of connections available for connection requests.
  • Connections Sec/Hard: The number of connections made to data sources per second.
  • Connections Sec/Soft: The number of connections from the pool per second.
  • Disconnections Sec/Hard: The number of disconnects made to data sources per second.
  • Disconnections Sec/Soft: The number of disconnects from the pool per second.
For more information on Active Server Pages and ODBC connection pooling, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 169470
TITLE: INF: Frequently Asked Questions About ODBC Connection Pooling

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TITLE: INF: How to Enable Connection Pooling in an ODBC Application

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