In Configuration Manager 2007 does it take a while for the console to start?  If so, then this little tip will help.  The Console home page attempts to connect to Microsoft whenever you open up the console. 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc431367.aspx

To prevent the System Center Configuration Manager console from downloading the TechCenter home page

1. In a registry editor, locate the key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ConfigMgr\AdminUI.
2. Create a new DWORD value DisableHomePage.

You do not need to set any data for the DisableHomePage value

 

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This post was contributed by Jason Wallace, a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft Premier Field Engineering, UK