Branchcache & DFS together RRS feed

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  • Can Branchcache and DFS run together? My goal is to provide quick access to traveling users via DirectAccess & Dsitributed Branchcache while also allowing users in remote offices, over the WAN, running XP to have quick access through syncronized DFS. Our data is centralized at the corp headquaters.
    Monday, October 4, 2010 1:47 PM


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  • Yes, just so you ensure that the shares are BranchCache-enabled on the file server and that the file server is configured for BranchCache. (You can enable all shares or select individual shares for BranchCache on your file servers.)

    Might be a good idea to review the BranchCache Overview at to ensure that you're aware of all the key points, such as supported operating systems.

    And you can find links to the BranchCache Design Guide and Deployment Guide at Steps on deploying a BranchCache-capable file server can be found in the deployment guide, in the Distributed Cache mode step by step guide, and in the video at

    James McIllece

    James McIllece
    • Proposed as answer by Miles Zhang Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by Miles Zhang Monday, October 18, 2010 1:38 AM
    Monday, October 4, 2010 10:15 PM
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    Monday, October 18, 2010 1:37 AM
  • So would it be true that since our SysVol Share is a DFS share, that we can use BranchCache on the SysVol share?
    Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:20 PM
  • Did  Branchcache and DFS worked together for you?
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:16 PM
  • I never did try BranchCache. I'm considering it though for data stored in Azure.

    Mike Pietrorazio

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:18 PM
  • Alright, thank you for the response.
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:45 AM