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Branchcache -- primary and branch on a separate AD Forest RRS feed

  • Question

  • At the moment I have a Windows 2016 server hosting a shared folder running webdav on my main branch to be accessed by my remote branch (via mapping network drive). The problem is that it is super slow.

    May I ask if I use Branchcache on my main branch and implement a Distributed Cache Mode on my remote branch will work provided that:

    • the main branch and remote branch are on different active directory forests
    • the main branch's shared folder is running symantec file server encryption
    • my remote branch is running on Windows 10 pro on a VDI (we can have the option to install symantec client to decrypt the shared folder from the main branch)

    If allowed, what ports do I need to open on the main branch to the remote branch?


    • Edited by edmoncu Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:10 PM
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:09 PM

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  • hi,
    1 what's "webdav " mean?
    2 "the main branch and remote branch are on different active directory forests"
    have you config 2-way trust on both main branch and remote branch?
    3do remote branch users only need to access the file server of main branch ?

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    Thursday, July 4, 2019 3:35 PM
  • hi,
    1 what's "webdav " mean?
    2 "the main branch and remote branch are on different active directory forests"
    have you config 2-way trust on both main branch and remote branch?
    3do remote branch users only need to access the file server of main branch ?


    Hi Andy,

    1. I configured webdav to create a shared folder accessible via http (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/install/installing-publishing-technologies/installing-and-configuring-webdav-on-iis)

    2. 2-way AD trust is not an option

    3. remote branch users need to access the file server of the main branch via internet (or if there are other options available).


    Friday, July 5, 2019 7:17 AM
  • hi,
    4 "2-way AD trust is not an option" so is vpn  also not an option?
     

    5 there are 2 documents for your reference.
    Deploy Remote Access in a Multi-Forest Environment

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-access/ras/multi-forest/deploy-remote-access-in-a-multi-forest-environment
    BranchCache
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/networking/branchcache/branchcache


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    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:38 AM
  • hi,
    4 "2-way AD trust is not an option" so is vpn  also not an option?
     

    5 there are 2 documents for your reference.
    Deploy Remote Access in a Multi-Forest Environment

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-access/ras/multi-forest/deploy-remote-access-in-a-multi-forest-environment
    BranchCache
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/networking/branchcache/branchcache




    Hi Andy,

    With regards to VPN - that is not an option

    Regarding Remote Access in a Multi-Forest Environment, may i know how will it relate in setting up my multi-forest branchcache server and client? Just to update though, the individual AD's been set up already.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:12 AM
  • hi,
    there is a document for your reference .
    Windows BranchCache deep dive
    https://blog.ahasayen.com/what-is-branchcache/

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    Monday, July 15, 2019 11:00 AM
  • HI
    there is a document for your reference .
    Windows BranchCache deep dive
    https://blog.ahasayen.com/what-is-branchcache/

    Please Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.


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    Andy YOU
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    Monday, July 15, 2019 11:05 AM