Updates to the Connection Status dialog in Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010
- Press and hold CTRL, and then click the Microsoft Outlook icon in the notification area.Note By default in Windows 7, the Outlook icon is hidden from view in the notification area.
- Click Connection Status.
The June 26, 2012 hotfix packages for Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 introduce several changes to the Exchange Server Connection Status dialog box. The dialog box can be resized and several columns were added. See the example image below, followed by an explanation of the columns.
This column indicates the connection ID. This information is used in tandem with Outlook troubleshooting log data to help Microsoft support engineers diagnose connectivity problems.
Because Outlook supports multiple Exchange accounts, this column indicates the account that is associated with a given connection.
This indicates the proxy server through which Outlook connects. If you are connected to an Exchange server that uses RPC over TCP (RPC/TCP), the proxy name does not appear. Only the RPC server appears under the Server name column (server name column omitted from screenshot).
This column indicates the authentication type a given Outlook connection uses. Possible values include:
CLEAR - Note Outlook uses "clear" to denote basic authentication (typically used with SSL)
In the example screen shot, the connection protocol column is RPC/HTTP. The Authn column shows that the RPC portion of this connection object is using anonymous authentication and that the HTTP portion is using Basic (Clear).
This column indicates the type of encryption used by a connection. Possible values include:
Like the Authn column, the Encrypt column may contain information about multiple protocols. In that case, information about each protocol is separated by space. In the sample screenshot see this value:
In the example screen shot, the connection protocol column value shows RPC/HTTP. The Encrypt column tells us that the HTTP portion of this connection object is encrypted using SSL and the RPC portion has no encryption.
The values in this field let you quickly determine the port on which Outlook is connecting and whether connection consolidation is working properly.
The values in this column indicate the Exchange endpoint for the connection. Values include mail, directory, GC (legacy), and public (public folder store).
This column shows the average round trip request/response time for client requests. When considering average response times, larger sample sizes give a truer indication of connection latency. Assuming a sufficiently large sample size (100 request/response pairs) Outlook online mode connections should have a maximum average response time of 250 ms, and Outlook cached mode client connections should have a maximum latency of 250 ms for optimal client performance.
This column shows the average server processing time for client side requests reported to Outlook by Exchange.
This specifies whether Outlook is connected to the Exchange mailbox in Cached Exchange Mode or online mode. This information is useful when troubleshooting latency issues. Possible values include Forground, Background, Spooler, and Cache.
This column shows the local network card used by a given Outlook connection.
This column describes the connection protocol binding used by a given connection. Values include HTTP, RPC, and TCP.
This column lists the Exchange server version for a given connection.
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