Solved

Outlook very slow to open over Cisco 851 VPN

Posted on 2013-01-15
6
1,225 Views
Last Modified: 2013-08-20
Hi, I have setup a VPN between Cisco PIX 515E and Cisco 851, everything is working well except Outlook. When I open it it takes very very long time to open, once opened it works well.

EXCHANGE 2010 (PIX515E) ---- VPN ---- (Cisco 851) OUTLOOK 2007.

Any help will be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:arefone
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:strivoli
ID: 38781657
Is Outlook configured in cached mode? I expect Outlook connects to Exchange using an Exchange account, not PO3/IMAP4/..., right?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:arefone
ID: 38781761
Not in cached mode, for security policies I wouldn't configure it in cached mode.

Yes it is an exchange account.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:strivoli
ID: 38781782
What's the ping delay from client to server?
There's no security reason why you shouldn't use cached mode. Cached mode is useful when operating on a LAN at 100Mb and is quite mandatory when operating over a WAN at XDSL speeds. I respect your policies. Please try only once to set an Outlook/Exchange profile using cached (performance isn't fine till cache is completed - usually takes a long time and starts first time you run Outlook). You will get a comparison and then you can decide if you should continue using non cached or switch to cached.
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
arefone earned 0 total points
ID: 38781895
The security reason is to avoid desplaying emails without inserting the password, in cahced mode I saw that you can see the old emails in the inbox before you insert the password to download the new emails.
I did solve the problem by adding the hostname of the Exchange server in the "hosts" file in C:\Windows\system32\driver\etc\hosts, I put the exact name that Outlook see in the account settings --> Exchange server name field.
Thank you.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:arefone
ID: 38798144
I solved it and now it is working as a charm.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:cbumatay
ID: 39423620
Arefone,
Can you elaborate on what your entered in teh hosts file?
I'm experiencing slow outlook issus over VPN now.
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
Many of the companies I’ve worked with have embraced cloud solutions due to their desire to “get out of the datacenter business.” The ability to achieve better security and availability, and the speed with which they are able to deploy, is far grea…
In this video we show how to create an email address policy in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question