We are facing a serious SQL Server timeout problem in our application. We were using vb.net and ADO.NET to develop the application and SQL Server 2000 database. We have installed the SQL Server in our server with Windows Server 2003 and we have about 50 users connecting to it now. How can I troubleshoot the problem?

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It is necessary to break down the performance issues by tier. On SQL Server I would recommend leveraging a tool to determine the objects that require the most resources. From that point forward, determine techniques to improve the most critical issues.

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