About Phil Wilcock

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

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Switches to the Fast Lane in ConfigMgr 1806

Every now and then we like to kick the tyres of ConfigMgr Peer Cache. Each release brings new features and tweaks, and 1806 is no exception.

The Big News – Fast Channel All The Way

The major (and undocumented at the moment) shift in this release is the move to using the ‘Fast Channel’ for communicating Boundary […]

By | August 6th, 2018|Peer Cache, SCCM|0 Comments

Enable LEDBAT Support for WSUS Traffic

Well, ConfigMgr Current Branch 1806 is here and with it comes support for the Windows LEDBAT Congestion Provider (Windows Server 2016/19 only), which is really awesome news! In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, on the run from the law, or sitting at home with a tinfoil hat on, you can catch up on […]

By | August 1st, 2018|LEDBAT, SCCM|4 Comments

Microsoft Configuration Manager and Express Updates Deep Dive

 

TL:DR Version: Windows 10 Express Updates in ConfigMgr are better than they used to be, confusing as heck sometimes, don’t always work as advertised, but may just finally be useable! This is a test of functionality in CM1802 – using BranchCache, Peer Cache and Delivery Optimization.

Here Again?

There’s been a lot of chatter recently in the […]

Avoiding BranchCache Firewall Rule Bloat

OK I’ll keep this one simple and to the point..

If you enable BranchCache via ConfigMgr Client Settings – you might end up with a TON of duplicate Firewall rules relating to BranchCache. Seems that every time you upgrade the CM Client – it creates a whole new set of BranchCache Firewall rules. This also […]

By | June 18th, 2018|BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Resource Thresholds

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 | May 25th, 2018|BranchCache, Peer Cache, SCCM|0 Comments

BranchCache ‘Always On’ Mode in ConfigMgr 1802

 Microsoft ConfigMgr shiny new CB releases – dontcha just love ’em! This month’s release (1802) contained a TON of exciting new features and improvements – but here at 2Pint we like to hack away under the hood and see just what else those cheeky CM devs have been up to.
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By | February 19th, 2018|BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

Using BranchCache for MP Traffic Offloading in ConfigMgr Current Branch

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 Current Branch release (which is […]

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|0 Comments

UPDATED: Configure BranchCache Using ConfigMgr CIs

 UPDATED!: 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. This CI has been downloaded an used a ton of times – but this version is streamlined! Just 2 settings, and unlike the first […]

By | October 13th, 2017|Automation, BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments