I've just started rolling out the Checkpoint EPS in my office and came across this issue. Any attempts to get Outlook connected fail, as does trying to generate a new profile or user account. I can also still ping the local exchange server. This issue does not affect Windows 7 64-bit.
The current spec of the EPS is as follows:
Core Components: 8.8.332
Full Disk Encryption Blade: 188.8.131.528
The only workaround I have at the moment is to blow the drive away and install the 64-bit version of Windows 7. However, we have several computers in this office that have Windows 7 32-bit installed and the Checkpoint EPS rollout is going global once the UK deployment has been completed.
Has anyone else encountered this issue?