outlook 2010 connection status

I'm trying to learn as much as possible about outlook 2010 because some people at work are experiencing slow calendar problems
so I was looking at my Connection status ( hold ctrl and right click the outlook icon in the system tray )
and there are 4 instances of my connection to the exchange server, with 4 different CID's. Also, under server name two are the same server, and two are different, with all of them having a status of established. three sess type ( i assume this mean session type ) is foreground and one is background
So I was wondering, is there a way to tell if one of these connections is used for the calendar? Or are 4 sessions needed just to run outlook in general?
Also, is there a way to change which server is the default?
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JeffBeallAsked:
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suriyaehnopCommented:
If the outlook show connection status established mean Outlook ready to synchronize item from the server.

What do you mean by slow calendar?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Could try clearing that users outlook cache (if using exchange in cache mode).

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/A_12258-Outlook-Cache-Mode-Cleanup.html
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
the calendar is slow in that they have to coordinate their schedules with about 6 different people. So they share their calendars, and when they schedule an appointment several times during the day there is a noticable pause to open a new appointment, or to open an existing appointment.
the exchange server guys don't want us to use cached mode, but i found some obscure reg hack that seemed to have help, but not for 2 of the users.
with this reg hack you go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\
and if the Cached Mode key doesn't exist ( which it didn't because we don't use cached mode ) you add it, then in the cache mode key add the dword
CacheOthersMail
and set the binary value to 0
I guess this makes it so that the calendar isn't cached?
Whatever it does, it seems to have helped except for 2 people.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
In my opinion cache mode is advised / less latency on the server and emails are retained (copy of) on the machine if the exchange server goes down.  Does this issue occur in OWA? or just on the outlook client?
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
I personally haven't had a problem with cached mode, but I can't make that call now. So I'm stuck not using it.
I actually wasn't able to see if OWA works. The person I am working with is very busy, and I hardly get to do things on her pc
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
thank you
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