Reset Outlook connections without restart


This is a well hidden trick in Outlook.   Not sure why this needs to be hidden.  You can open Connection Status window by holding CTRL + right-clicking on the Outlook system tray icon on the Task Bar. 

I want to highlight a couple features:

* Reset all connections by clicking on Reconnect.  It helps resolve some problems
* Diagnose some Outlook problems by checking Req/Fail, Status and Conn columns. 

I am using RPC over HTTPS to connect to my Exchange server, and most connections are good (Established).  Despite Established, there are a few intermittent connection failures shown on Req/Fail, which warrant some investigation.

This hidden tool should become your friend as you troubleshoot Outlook.

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