Database connections exceeded or unable to connect

Discussion created by drulison on Apr 25, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 29, 2014 by kreuzrsk
We've run into this problem a couple times now during testing.

After several users have launched the web application and we go back to doing desktop work we run into a couple errors (see screen shot) and  the other error message is "have exceeded the maximum number of connections".  If someone was alreay using a database connection they could still work but no additional data connections coule be made.  Also, we could still use the web app and all data displays without problems.

I've checked with our dba and he says we are not eve nclose to exceeding our db connection limit.  So what gives?  Is there a setting in ArcServer that will reduce or eliminate the number of database connections?  Is this an SDE issue or an ArcServer issue?