What is the best method to keep a client side informed of the backend processing.
The situation is I have 1 to 10 different sites that this central application
is going to fire off. The user will check 1 to 10 sites to process the bills
for. All the processing is done inside some stored procedures. In VB you
can fire off asynchronous execution from the front-end can you in ASP?

What I want is: Is Screen 1 select sites 1 to 10, submit request. Start
connecting to each site and fire off SPs. Screen 2 will have a check list
of selected sites and will refresh every x seconds. That check list will
be updated with sites that have completed. Screen 3 will bring the user
into the next step of processing. I can't let them continue until screen
2 is finished.

If asp can't do this, what would be an alternative to this approach? The
user selects these sites and each site could take up to 15 minutes estimated
to process completely.

Scott