We have an NT 4.0 Server (Currently 3 servers) with NT 4.0 Workstations. We have exchange on Server number 3, which also communicates with the internet. We have 20 some workstations all with NT 4.0. Each user is assigned a roaming profile. When the user logs in to the domain, starup launches Outlook 97.
For some users, Outlook takes an excedingly look time to come up, over 10 minutes in some cases. While up and running all applications run very slowly. When the outlook is closed, the applications run quickly, again.
For other users, Outlook comes up quickly and all applications run quickly.
It does not appear to be dependent on the hardware. If a user who is having logs out and someone else logs in at the same physical box who is not having troubles, the second user's outlook is speedy and so are the apps.
One of the users (a manager here), his Outlook came up quickly and all apps ran fast. About 2 weeks ago it started slowing down. Today he logged in and it came up quickly, he could read his mail and run the apps, but about 30 minutes later all was slow. We closed the outlook and everythine sped back up.
Question: where do I look for the "bottle neck" or place that is slowing down Outlook? And, of course, how do I get is to speed up.