About Phil Wilcock

Phil is a 2Pint co-founder, with many years experience in the Microsoft Systems Management field.

Using BranchCache for MP Traffic Offloading in ConfigMgr Tech Preview 1710

You should, by now, have realised that here at 2Pint we quite like the efficiency that the Microsoft Peer-to-Peer ecosystem brings to ConfigMgr Land. So it’s always nice when you find that the ConfigMgr team have added EVEN MORE P2P GOODNESS in the latest Technical Preview (which is 1710 at the […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, SCCM|Comments Off on Using BranchCache for MP Traffic Offloading in ConfigMgr Tech Preview 1710

BranchCache and CISCO Traffic Storm Control

BranchCache multicast traffic can trigger CISCO Traffic Storm Control – here’s the juice!

Talking to a ConfigMgr admin who has implemented BranchCache the other day – and they were having an issue with machines just dropping of the network. Obviously that’s not too cool to say the least, and it was happening […]

By | October 20th, 2017|BranchCache|Comments Off on BranchCache and CISCO Traffic Storm Control

Configure BranchCache Using ConfigMgr CIs

 In our unceasing quest to get the world BranchCache-ing , we’re constantly looking at new ways to make it as easy as possible to get going. So, this 2Pint Friday 13th, here’s our new gift to you!

 

 We already released a nice Task Sequence that contains all the […]

By | October 13th, 2017|Automation, BranchCache, SCCM|Comments Off on Configure BranchCache Using ConfigMgr CIs

Microsoft Ignite goes Peer To Peer Crazy!

Just a couple of years ago there were ZERO sessions about Microsoft Peer to Peer tech at TechEd/Ignite. But times they are a changing 🙂

This year we are really proud to see that there are FIVE brilliant sessions around all the cool Microsoft P2P and Bandwidth Management tech. Here they are:

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By | June 6th, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, LEDBAT, MDT, Windows 10|Comments Off on Microsoft Ignite goes Peer To Peer Crazy!

Delivery Optimization PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 10 1703

The Delivery Optimization Service (DOSvc) provides another Peer To Peer technology from Microsoft. Included with the release of Windows 10, DO is mostly used for downloading updates from Microsoft Update servers directly to PCs that are configured to use it. It’s also responsible for grabbing content from the Windows Store too.
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By | April 5th, 2017|BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, Peer Cache, StifleR|0 Comments

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Safety Features

A common question that we get when people start out on their P2P journey, are concerns around ‘overloading’ the clients that are serving up the content. What if you only have a single client with the content and then another 100 machines all request it at once? BranchCache has […]

By | March 23rd, 2017|BranchCache, Peer Cache, SCCM|0 Comments

Delivery Optimization Download Mode Explained

Quick Friday tutorial! Seems there’s a lot of confusion over the various ‘Download Mode’ settings in Delivery Optimization Group Policy. This the more detailed version of the settings that are exposed via the UI in the Windows Update settings. So we made a simple reference table for you, as […]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Delivery Optimization|0 Comments