Did you know that it is possible to view your BranchCache traffic and performance in real-time and even interact with it? Without a doubt BranchCache is a superior technology. Unfortunately, you cannot glean a lot of information about what it’s doing on your network out of the box. You would need to know where to […]
The other day I was asked to clarify when to use which of the two hashing versions in BranchCache, so thought I would write it all down in one place for future reference.
To give a bit of background. BranchCache comes in two version; V1 that came with Windows 7/Vista and V2 that came with Windows […]
So over the weekend, there were some good questions from my coworker Ami’s husband, so I thought I would publish them in a kinda FAQ/rant way, hoping that it will benefit more people to understand the inner workings of BranchCache and how it integrates with file de-duplication that was incorporated in Windows Server 2012. Enjoy.
So recently there was a Twitter discussion that sparked my interest, it was about a very common scenario that we have been discussing with our customers over the last few years. The scenario is the following:
Customer with a large (or small) number of remote offices with SCCM Distribution Points in them currently.
They are […]
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.
There’s been a lot of chatter recently in the […]
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 […]
Windows 10 (and Server 2016) now has the built-in ability to transfer content completely in the background using only unused bandwidth
Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBaT) is a way to transfer data in the background quickly, without clogging the network.
So really behind on the blogging of things, first out is the requested scripts from Ignite 2016.
Get the binary output of a Content Identifier
How do you get the binary output from a downloaded hash using PowerShell. This works for any file and is a great ‘poor mans hex editor’
#Get the hash
Get-Content "C:\SomePath\my.ci" [...]