[ExchangeList] Re: Outlook 2007 issues with Exchange 2007

  • From: "Michael Marshall" <Michael.Marshall@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:13:47 +0100

-------------------------------------------------------"Operation failed", 
messages saying that the server is taking longer
than expected to respond, and the inability to open attachments are
normally always a result of bad network connectivity to the server.

Last time I had similar issues with a couple of machines, most of the
traffic between outlook and the exchange server was RPC over UDP.  It
turned out there was some bad cabling between two switches which was
causing lots of packet loss and so outlook wasn't able to communicate
properly with the server as the UDP packets were just getting dropped
whenever data transfer rate got high (like when opening an attachment).


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-----Original Message-----
From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of A. Benzaki
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 4:12 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Outlook 2007 issues with Exchange 2007

Thanks for your response.

I just tested on another computer and Outlook 2007 works fine. OWA also
okay. I suspected that the issues are local to my computer but just
wanted to see if anyone else has seen this before.



From: Rick Boza 
Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:15 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Outlook 2007 issues with Exchange 2007

What happens if you use a different computer to access the same mailbox?
Is the issue restricted to a single workstation?

What happens if you are using OWA?


On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM, A. Benzaki <abenzaki@xxxxxxxxxxx>

  I'm trying to find some fixes for a couple of issues with Outlook 2007
in an Exchange 2007 environment.

  1. When composing a message, Outlook 2007 acts as though it times out
after about 2-3 minutes. When this happens, if I send the message, it
ends up in the DRAFTS folder, with the message truncated. This happens
whether I'm composing, replying or forwarding. OWA always works fine.

  2. Perhaps related to the first issue, but I'm not able to open or
save any type of attachments in Outlook 2007. I always get "Operation
failed" message. Again, this issue is not seen in OWA.

  I have tried several times to completely uninstalled and reinstalled
Outlook 2007 but the issues still come up. I have checked on the Web for
for help but could not find anything. Please help!


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