BranchCache – Installation and Configuration

Deploy a hosted cache server

On the server that will be hosted cache server, it is necessary to install the BranchCache feature and configure it.

Installing BranchCache

From the server manager, click Add Roles and Features 1 .
Server manager

When launching the wizard, click Next 1 .
Wizard install role

Choose Role Based Installation or 1 Functionality and click Next 2 .
Installation type

Select server 1 and click Next 2 .
Select server for installation

Skip the roles by clicking Next 1 .
list of roles

Check the BranchCache 1 feature and click Next 2 .
Select BranchCache feature

Confirm the BranchCache installation by clicking the Install 1 button.
confirm install branchcache

Wait during the installation …
Wait while installing BranchCache Wait while installing BranchCache

When the installation is complete, exit the wizard by clicking Close 1 .
BranchCache installed

Server configuration

We will now configure the BranchCache server to publish an SCP record so that the client computers can find it.

Open a PowerShell command prompt as an administrator and enter the following command:

Enable-BChostedServer -RegisterSCP

Enter the following command to verify the configuration:

Get-BCStatus

Get-BCStatus