On a W7 pro computer I noticed that Outlook is sluggish. I experimented to find out that when I reboot I have 6 instances of cmd.exe, conhost.exe and net.exe.
If I kill a net.exe a corresponding cmd and conhost will die as well.
Thus I kill all 6 of them and Outlook works fine.
To reiterate, as soon as I boot up I see these and task manager. I just did some playing around to determine they were what was affecting Outlook.I see these and task manager. Opening outlook does not bring up these 6 instances.