Slow PC performance when connected to VPN
Posted on 2006-06-30
Windows 2003 DC
Cisco VPN 4.7 client
We have 12 remote sales guys who use the VPN client to access network drives, e-mail etc. I setup the VPN client to run at startup so when they boot into Windows they login to the VPN first. All of the remote users are using DSL or Cable. Lately the users report when they login to the VPN the performance of the laptop in general decreases greatly. For example, when they hit the start button it takes 1-2 minutes for the menu options to appear. When opening Word it takes 2-3 minutes for word to open etc. The odd part is as soon as they disconnect from the VPN the performance returns to normal and are able to operate normally. They are using login scripts to map drives and are synching offline folders. This is not happening with ALL of the remote users, maybe 6-7 of them.