Windows Server BranchCache 'Distributed Cache and Host Cache Mode' Step-by-Step Guides

BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology included in some editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches content at branch office locations, allowing client computers at branch offices to access content locally rather than over […]

BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology included in some editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches content at branch office locations, allowing client computers at branch offices to access content locally rather than over WAN.

This Distributed Cache Mode Step-by-Step Guide guide provides instructions on how to deploy BranchCache in distributed cache mode in a test lab environment. To perform steps in this guide, you need one computer running Server 2008 R2 and three computers running either Win7 Enterprise or Ultimate.

This Host Cache Mode Step-by-Step Guide provides instructions on how to deploy BranchCache in hosted cache mode in a test lab environment. To perform steps in this guide, you need two computers running Server 2008 R2 and two computers running either Win7 Enterprise or Ultimate.