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BranchCache Hosted Cache Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I will be activating BranchCache for a customer tomorrow. This consists of a 2012R2 content server and 3 x 2012 Hosted Cache servers. I have seen a lot of conflicting reports stating that the setup documentation incorrectly fails to advise that the 'BranchCache for Network Files' role must also be installed on the Hosted Cache servers as well as the Content server. Can you advise if this is correct or not?
    Monday, July 27, 2015 4:31 PM

Answers

  • Follow this blog and you will have success http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsnetdoc/archive/2015/02/05/deploy-branchcache-content-and-hosted-cache-servers-using-windows-powershell.aspx.

    BranchCache for Network Files is for the content server only.

    Functionality Computer location Install this BranchCache element

    Content server (BITS application server)

    Main office

    BranchCache feature

    Content server (Web server)

    Main office

    BranchCache feature

    Content server (file server using the SMB protocol)

    Main office

    BranchCache for network files role service of the File Services server role

    Hosted cache server

    Branch office

    BranchCache feature with hosted cache mode enabled

    Client cache server

    Branch office

    No installation needed; just enable BranchCache on the client


    Monday, July 27, 2015 5:01 PM