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Slow Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Performance

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I am working on a global Dynamics CRM 2011 project and we are encountering performance issues on Internet Explorer (IE) 7.  I guess there are several options to tackle this problem.

  • Option 1: If you customer is ok with upgrading all of the users to IE 8 or 9, they will see performance enhancements for sure comparing to IE 7.  However not an ideal option since enterprise customers are not moving as fast as smaller companies on their infrastructure and on the users’ operating system.
  • Option 2: Update 2 IE settings and add a registry key to the user’s machine, I can’t believe what I am seeing.  CRM 2011 performs extremely well after the changes.  Here’s what I did.
    1. Change the Internet Explorer settings
      • Navigate to Tools | General | Tabs (Settings).
      • Unselect Enable Quick Tabs.
      • Select Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should open.
      • Click OK and then restart the browser.
    2. Add the following registry key (by default, IE only has 2 connections)
      • Click Run  | Regedit.
      • Navigate to hkeycurrentuser\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internetsettings.
      • Add new DWORD MaxConnectionPerServer with Decimal value of 10.
      • Add new DWORD MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server with Decimal value of 10.
      • Close Regedit.

Thanks to my buddy, Jim Wang, for the great tips!

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Written by darrenliu

02/22/2012 at 3:29 am

Turn RSS Feed Reading View Off

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I am working with CRM using the REST endpoint today and I would like to see the XML returned by the Organization data service in Internet Explorer.  However I forgot how to turn the Feed Reading View off (if you have feed reading view on, you will not able to see the XML).  So I “bing”…  I found the answer and I would like to put it on my blog for my future reference and also for the folks who is looking to do the same during CRM development.  So to turn Feed Reading View off, I need to follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the Tools menu.
  2. Select Internet Options from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on the Content tab on the Internet Options property screen.
  4. Click on the Settings button of Feed section to bring up the Feed and Web Slice Setting dialog box.
  5. Uncheck the check box for Turn on feed reading view.

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  6. Click OK button to close all of the open dialog boxes.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

Before

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After

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Here we go, I can now see the XML returned by the Organization data service!  Anyway, happy coding everyone!

Written by darrenliu

01/27/2011 at 1:34 am