Re: NT SAM vs. Access/SQL Server

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 22:48:06 -0700

Jason Chimney wrote:
> Using the NT SAM to authenticate seems at first glance to be a very
> convenient way to do things. What are the performance considerations when
> doing this in comparison to using an MS Access / SQL Server database?

Actually its not convient, fast, or scalebale.

MS SQL Server: 100ms-500ms
MS Access: 500ms-15s
NT SAM: 5s-10s

The thing I have found is that the only CONSISTENT driver is
SQL Server. The others either didn't have fast enough
auth (SAM) or wasn't consitent enough (Access).

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