Configuring clients to use BranchCache
In this part, we will see how to configure clients to use the BranchCache server.
In order to use BranchCache for file services, it is necessary to have a compatible Windows client.
- Windows 10 Entreprise ou Education
- Windows 8.1 Entreprise
- Windows 8 Entreprise
- Windows 7 Entreprise ou Ultimate.
Professional versions of Windows only support BITS at BranchCache levelhttps://docs.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windows-server/networking/branchcache/branchcache#bkmk_os
The configuration of the clients will be done by a group policy that will be applied on an OR where the client computers are located.
This setting allows you to use the SCP that was created by the PowerShell command.
Ce paramètre permet de forcer la mise en cache.
Your BranchCache environment is ready and functional. You just have to test the opening of the same file from 2 different clients. During the second opening, the BranchCache server cache will be used and the opening faster.
On the BranchCache server, you can see the use of the cache using the command below.