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Sluggish SQL Server 2000

Is your SQL Server 2000 running slow? Performance and Tuning expert Jeremy Kadlec discusses possible remedies.

I am using SQL Server 2000 and it is working very slowly. There is a table containing 50,842 rows and even a simple select command takes 15 seconds to retrieve all records in the Query Analyzer. In ASP.NET it takes almost one minute to fill the data adapter. Do you have any suggestions?
I would find out if the table has been indexed or if maintenance has been conducted lately. To determine if the table has any indexes, issue sp_help for the table to determine all related objects. I would also contact your DBAs to determine the maintenance schedule and find out if this table has been included in the maintenance procedures.

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