We are running MSSQL 2000 on a reasonably powerful dedicated Win2k system Dual 2.4 Xeon Procs, 2 GB of RAM, Ultra 160 SCSI disks.. blah blah blah.
Our primary use this database server is for our Coldfusion Application servers. We host about 50 or so databases.
Of late, we have been experiencing random failed logins for certain databases. These failed logins are logged to the event log on the server. They randomly; queries executed against a datasource configured on our application servers trying to get data from the database fail with a login failure when other times they will succeed. I am confused about this issue. Could an issue where the SQL Server is overloaded cause a login failure for a database?