Cached exchange mode calendar not updating
Microsoft introduced Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook 2003 and it's been the default configuration ever since.Cached Exchange Mode saves a copy of your mailbox on your computer which provides quick access to your data and is frequently updated with the Exchange server.Other than needing to occasionally add storage space, it has been working just fine in our organization for the last three years. One thing that management doesn't like is Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook 2003. In case you don't know, Cached Exchange Mode is simply Microsoft speak for Offline Folders - a local cache of what's in your mailbox on the Exchange Server.We only use it for employees in remote offices or home offices of execs.Verify what version of Outlook the user is using and whether or not they are updated with the latest outlook client patches.
Even though we are a small business with only about 100 seats that's still a big financial commitment. But for today, we are still running a very reliable Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2. We may have a scenario that taxes the capabilities of Cached Exchange Mode to the max.
Users who change from Online Mode to Cached Exchange Mode frequently complain about slow performance, since they're used to the almost "instant messaging" behavior of Online Mode.
This behavior can be changed using a simple registry change, or, as I recommend, using Group Policy.
We're talking 5 to 10MB of attachments on many of his daily emails.
I have never figured out why it has become so acceptable to send such large attachments. Our industry happens to be aircraft sales but the same scenario could exist in Real Estate, automobiles, yachts or any business that needs to send lots of photos back and forth. The executive will work all day on the office computer, log off and then work all evening on the home office computer.