Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Don’t blame the developer for writing a slow stored procedure, here’s the other reason why this could occur:

Uncommitted Transactions.

You’re running a transaction, and invoke another process that accesses one of the tables within the transaction – boom! Times out!

Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/spike/archive/2008/07/31/timeout-expired-the-timeout-period-elapsed-prior-to-completion-of-the-operation-or-the-server-is-not-responding.aspx

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About vijayvepa

I'm a software consultant for Software Specialists Inc. currently working at Philips Respironics, Pittsburgh

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