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Microsoft Office Documents really slow opening and saving on our network

Posted on 2014-03-12
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All of the sudden its taking 20-30 seconds to open and close MS Office documents on our network.  PDF's are blazing fast when opening or saving.  This just started.

Anyone ever seen this before?  Have any answers?
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Do you have OFV - Office File validation - turned on?  Also, have you changed Office Versions, server OS, or Windows desktop versions?

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Not recently- but I do not know what Office File Validation is or how to turn it on or off
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Hi,

ust go to the Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and search for "Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In". Select it and remove it.

Do this on one and see...

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No luck- uninstalled- no change
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What version Office?  What Server OS?

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New version of VIPRE AV software was scanning every file- turned that setting off and the problem was resolved.
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Good Deal.  - no bone for pointing to something about scanning?  gurutc
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We just upgraded our AV software- the active protection was set to scan every file opened on the server.
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