*Me* : _There are some severe performance drops on of the SQL Servers, occuring at seemingly random moments. Can you check it out?_
*DBA* : _sure_
*DBA* : _I figured out the problem. We're running SQL Server Personal Edition. [link to MS KB article on SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition characteristcs]. There's the problem right there_
*Me* : _don't you think it is a little strange and a tiny bit alarming that a crucial database server in production, is running an MSSQL Personal Edition?_
... tumbleweed rolls across the hallway ...
*DBA* : _we've scheduled the upgrade for this weekend_
*ME* : _splendid idea_