Server 2012 Hosted Cache and Windows 7 clients - certificate required or not? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In a TechNet blog post dated 1 Jun 2012 it is stated:

    Previously, hosted cache servers were required to have a server certificate that was issued by a certification authority (CA) that client computers at the office location trusted. Deploying a public key infrastructure with one or more CAs is complex and expensive, and this requirement is now removed, because BranchCache security is improved with data encryption and other technologies. So you don't need to deploy a CA just because you want to deploy BranchCache in hosted cache mode.

    Core Network Companion Guide: Deploying BranchCache Hosted Cache Mode is dated November 14, 2012 and states:

    In addition, if you have computers running Windows 7, you must configure your hosted cache server with a server certificate that is issued by a certification authority that client computers trust.


    Is it safe to assume the information from Core Network Companion Guide takes precedence?

    ~JuniorG33k "Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?"

    • Edited by JuniorG33k Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4:02 PM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3:46 PM