Thanks for your reply.
I do close my database connections. And if I didn't they should be closed automatically when the app performs garbage collection. So not closing database connections would give a high handle count because the database connections are opened for too long time, but it should not give a continously rising figure.
I think however that I have found the source of the problem - the OLE DB drivers for OLAP. It is not a general problem with these drivers, but we did seem to trigger a situation during the development process that caused these drivers to do something silly:)
Are you closing your connections after you open them? Also, you might want to periodically restart your IIS. My hosting company (MaximumASP.com) does this every week at like 4:00am Sunday morning or something like that.
> We have a few small ASP .NET web sites running on a server, and we are
> puzzled that when we open the Task Manager and chooses to display the number
> of handles that each process consumes, the aspnet_wp.exe process currently
> consumes 1.400.000 handles. The number is steadily growing.
> What are those handles, and why is this number growing?
> Thanks in advance,
> Peter Str?iman