I have given you a lot of questions to ask, but I think you will find the answers to be important in helping you understand your overall software fortress architecture. They will also help you head off serious problems before they become deeply entrenched in your systems. Keep in mind that the list isn't all-inclusive. When you find some good questions of your own, let me know what they are. You can find me at the ObjectWatch Web site (www.objectwatch.com).