Https sites slow to load for IE in Server 2008 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,
    I have an issue with our new server where https sites are slow to load or do not load at all in IE 9 or Google Chrome. Using Firefox any page loads fine. I have tested many things, reinstalled IE, downgraded to IE8, upgraded to IE10, checked the forums, tested SSL settings and still get the same issue.
    For example if I open IE, navigate to I will get a "waiting for" that will sometimes take 5 minutes to load; the same behavior is noticed on Google Chrome but not Firefox. I did notice that if I installed SSL certificate that the page would load normally. I have tested the same method on another Server 2008 R2 box with no issues. I am not sure what the issue could be. Any ideas or direction would be greatly appreciated since this issue is directly affecting business operations for my client.
    Thank you!
    Monday, December 16, 2013 6:28 PM


  • Hi,

    We can add the sites to trusted site and clear temp files for test. Detail steps are in the following KB.

    even though the steps in this KB is related to XP, we can refer to update the steps to apply to windows 7.

    How to troubleshoot problems accessing secure Web pages with Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2

    If it is not the case, this may be an issue with your proxy setup, if you use a proxy server, try turning it off in your windows network settings.

    For more information, please see:

    Change proxy server settings in Internet Explorer 9

    For more reasons that can cause webpage load slowly or don’t slow at all, please see:

    Webpages load slowly or don't load at all

    Please note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope this helps,

    Ada Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:05 PM