Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:33 AM
I wonder if anybody can help.
I have office 2003 and am using word 2003 (which is fully patched)
when for example I open an identical document which is quite small on both the C drive and a network share,
on the C drive it opens up instantly but on the network it can take up to 4 mins crashing word along the way.
I tried doing this : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833041
but this did not work,
Does anybody know of a solution? any feedback is appreciated,
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:26 AM
since last week we noticed the same Problem here on all Lan-Workstations. Perhaps the problem is caused by the Office-Security-Updates last week? Remeber the Exel office-file-Validation issue with the same characteristic.
Clients: Win XP, Word 2k3
File-Server: Win 2k3 R2
Open Document, ca. 50 kb on local Drive: immendiately
Open Document, ca 50 kb on Share: few seconds
Open large Document, >1mb on local Drive immendiately
Open large Document, >1mb on Share: up to 4 mins
Servers attached Storage is running fine. Other files (pdf, xls, etc): no latency from Share while opening.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:58 PM
did you get any progress a part from mentioned in following link
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:09 PM
Just thought I'd chime in on this and say I'm having the exact same problem on a users workstation who is using a VPN. Was working fine up until yesterday.
After hours of searching, this is the most current thread i could find.
The fix in KB280821 didn't help me any.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3:25 PM
Well,......about 10 mins after my last post - I found my answer.
Even though its an old thread, the update in the mentioned thread here was recently installed and causing my issues:
Monday, May 21, 2012 8:29 PM
I had luck with http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2570623 on Excel files. The issue I had was similar to your MS Word issue. Locally, the files are fine but from the network extremely slow opening. I made the recommended registry settings and the issue was resolved. It may work for MS Word as well.
- Marked As Answer by William Zhou CHNModerator Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:30 AM