Opening documents over VPN with Office 2013 is very slow
Posted on 2014-01-21
When we try to open any Word documents with Word 2013 over a site-to-site VPN connection, it takes 10 times longer than opening the same document with Word 2010. We have several computers in the office and it is very consistent that the computers with Office 2013 are slow when opening and closing documents while the ones with Office 2010 are much faster.
For example a small 15k Word file will take maybe 5-10 seconds to open with Word 2010 but it will take 5-7 minutes to open with Office 2013. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there a difference in the way Office 2013 handles file access?
Closing the file also takes 5-7 minutes. It happens with any Word file. I haven't test Excel.
Any suggestions would be helpful.