Visual Studio network performance with TFS through a VPN

Written on May 9, 2011

I've been accessing a TFS server remotely through a VPN connection. I'd noticed that the performance was not that great, and then discovered this suggestion to specify the defaultProxy element in the devenv.exe.config file.

That worked pretty well, but I noticed that things were still a bit sluggish, so added a bypasslist element too, to ensure that anything on a network doesn't use the proxy either. That's working nicely now.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
     <ipv6 enabled="true"/>
   <defaultProxy enabled="true" useDefaultCredentials="true">
     <proxy bypassonlocal="True" proxyaddress=http://proxy-server:8888/>
       <add address="192\.168\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}" />
   </defaultProxy> </>

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