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Set BranchCache Distributed Cache mode

Description:

This policy setting specifies whether BranchCache distributed cache mode is enabled on client computers to which this policy is applied. In addition to this policy,

you must use the policy "Turn on BranchCache" to enable BranchCache on client computers.


In distributed cache mode, client computers download content from BranchCache-enabled main office content servers, cache the content locally, and serve the

content to other BranchCache distributed cache mode clients in the branch office.


Policy configuration


Select one of the following:


- Not Configured. With this selection, BranchCache settings are not applied to client computers by this policy. In the circumstance where client computers are

domain members but you do not want to enable BranchCache on all client computers, you can specify Not Configured for this domain Group Policy setting, and

then configure local computer policy to enable BranchCache on individual client computers. Because the domain Group Policy setting is not configured, it will not

over-write the enabled setting that you use on individual client computers where you want to enable BranchCache.


- Enabled. With this selection, BranchCache distributed cache mode is enabled for all client computers where the policy is applied. For example, if this policy is

enabled in domain Group Policy, BranchCache distributed cache mode is turned on for all domain member client computers to which the policy is applied.


- Disabled. With this selection, BranchCache distributed cache mode is turned off for all client computers where the policy is applied.


* This policy setting is supported on computers that are running Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions with Background Intelligent Transfer

Service (BITS) 4.0 installed.







Supported on:

At least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2*

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

Not Configured - No registry values are specified.

Disabled - Any values that would be created by the policy in the registry are deleted.

Enabled - Adding, modifying or delete values in the registry.

Set BranchCache Distributed Cache mode can be found in the Group Policy.

Please navigate to Computer Configuration - Policies - Administrative Templates - Network - BranchCache folder.