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  • Question

  • I work for a company that is a joint-venture between two large enterprises. The majority of our workers reside in the States, but significant number of our software engineers reside in New Zealand. Our organization hosts its own AD Forest and there is a two-way transitive trust between our AD and the AD of "Parent A". All of the users in New Zealand have their client PCs joined to Parent A's AD in the AP domain of their Forest.

    My question is this: can we deploy a BrancheCache Server in the New Zealand datacenter to optimize files stored in our servers (specifically SharePoint 2013)? We are at a 2012 Forest/Domain functional level. All clients are Windows 7 but joined to the AP domain in another forest. I am not certain but imagine that Parent A's Forest functional level is 2003.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    From the BranchCache Overview document, FFL is not requested in requirement. See:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=10276

    Your system must meet the following requirements to use BranchCache: 

    Client computers must be running Windows 7, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 
    Web servers file servers must be running Windows Server 2008 R2, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 


    However I searched on Office 365 forum. It seems SharePoint 2013 itself does not support BranchCache currently:

    http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/154/p/16816/85557.aspx

    However if it is only for general shared folder/file, it should work. You could have a try on this. 


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    Friday, August 30, 2013 3:22 PM

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  • Hi,

    From the BranchCache Overview document, FFL is not requested in requirement. See:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=10276

    Your system must meet the following requirements to use BranchCache: 

    Client computers must be running Windows 7, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 
    Web servers file servers must be running Windows Server 2008 R2, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 


    However I searched on Office 365 forum. It seems SharePoint 2013 itself does not support BranchCache currently:

    http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/154/p/16816/85557.aspx

    However if it is only for general shared folder/file, it should work. You could have a try on this. 


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    Friday, August 30, 2013 3:22 PM
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    Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:31 AM
  • Hi,

    From the BranchCache Overview document, FFL is not requested in requirement. See:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=10276

    Your system must meet the following requirements to use BranchCache: 

    Client computers must be running Windows 7, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 
    Web servers file servers must be running Windows Server 2008 R2, with the BranchCache feature enabled. 


    However I searched on Office 365 forum. It seems SharePoint 2013 itself does not support BranchCache currently:

    http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/154/p/16816/85557.aspx

    However if it is only for general shared folder/file, it should work. You could have a try on this. 


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Sorry for the delay and thanks for the reply. The systems involved all meet the requirements for BranchCache. I am more concerned about the architecture.

    Also I did not see that SharePoint does not support BranchCache in the thread that you linked to. Did I miss something there? In fact this TechNet article would suggest otherwise.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721440.aspx

    Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:02 PM