Slow response working with WebDAV resources on Windows Vista or Windows 7

Last update: 4 August 2017

Slow response working with WebDAV resources on Windows Vista or Windows 7

Summary

Slow WebDAV response may appear using Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows 7 if "Automatically detect settings" is enabled in the Internet Exporer proxy settings.

A Microsoft Knowledge Base article is available under http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2445570 describing this issue.

Information

When Auto-Proxy detection is enabled, Internet Explorer waits for the detection timeout for each WebDAV request. This will slow down the WebDAV response.

Solution

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools / Internet Options , select the Connections tab and click LAN settings .

De-select the option Automatically detect settings .

Applies to:

  • Windwos Vista
  • Windwos 7

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