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Deployment Guide - Branchcache 2012 with Windows 7 clients RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a deployment guide for branchcache using Server 2012 and Windows 7 clients? I can find 2 guides, 1 for Branchcache 2008 with Windows 7 and 1 for 2012 with Windows 8. Wondering if I should just follow the 2012 guide for configuring branchcache servers and 2008 guide for configuring Windows 7 clients including PKI?

    Thanks

    Monday, August 25, 2014 8:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Windows Server 2012 is compatible with Windows 7.

    But BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 provides substantial performance, manageability, scalability, and availability improvements. And there are some group policy only applied to client computers that are running Windows 8 not Windows 7.

    So i would suggest you may choose client computers that running Windows 8.

    More detail information, please refer to:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127252.aspx

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Monday, September 1, 2014 5:26 AM
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:21 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Windows Server 2012 is compatible with Windows 7.

    But BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 provides substantial performance, manageability, scalability, and availability improvements. And there are some group policy only applied to client computers that are running Windows 8 not Windows 7.

    So i would suggest you may choose client computers that running Windows 8.

    More detail information, please refer to:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj127252.aspx

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Monday, September 1, 2014 5:26 AM
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Any update about the issue?

    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:10 AM
  • Hi,

    I appreciate that there is improved performance in using Windows 8 clients but unfortunately the majority of clients are running Windows 7 Ultimate and cant be upgraded at this time. In terms of the deployment, should I follow the BranchCache 2012R2 guide to configure the server and follow the PKI setup from the 2008R2 deployment guide?


    Monday, September 8, 2014 11:45 AM