The "Auto Populate" function in eAutomate puts a drain on SQL Server.
This Auto Populate function is listed in most eAuto windows as well as eViews. By having eAuto Auto Populate before any filters settings are set by the user, it forces eAuto tables to access ALL data within that module (i.e. Customer Records, Equipment Records). Each user will need to use the filter option to find what they are looking for, so the auto populate really serves no function.
This Auto Populate function can be turned off in your Tools/Options/Misc Options.