From time to time, we have a problem whereby our ColdFusion 10 server dies hard, essentially the CF service stops responding to requests. The cause, in our case, has been traced to our upstream MS SQL server, where we are also storing user sessions (rather than in the registry). I notice via that JDBC settings for this MSQL resource that the timeout of the driver connection is 20 minutes. Is that excessive? What I'm looking for is a setting that would kill the request after a certain time if and when the database server becomes very slow or unresponsive. What happens currently, it seems, is that those requests are held in definitely, they stack up and then the server comes down. Is there an approach I can take with the database connector (or app settings?) that would enable a release/timeout of these held threads/requests?