29 06, 2020

BCMon 1.3

By | June 29th, 2020|Automation, BranchCache, Free|0 Comments

Release, get your version here: https://2pintsoftware.com/products/branchcache-monitor/ 

This tool supports several new command line options, listed below is the full list of switches:
Query BranchCache service status :
        BCMon.exe /Status
Query BranchCache availability from local CI file :
        BCMon.exe /QueryV2CI <path>
BCMon.exe /QueryV1CI <path>
You can use /DownloadCIFrom… to download a CI.
Query/Request/Inject data into BranchCache to test communication between clients.
        […]

11 06, 2020

StifleR 2.6.1 Release information

By | June 11th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

The 2.6.1 release is the last release (apart from bug fixes) that uses the old Networking models. New releases will use the new Network Topology design.

List of Client Changes:

415 Bug \Client\Networking BITS process name not populated properly.
499 Bug \Client Wifi devices on 802.11ac reports in wrongly and is not associated with the correct device type.
500 Task \Client StifleR reports […]

11 06, 2020

StifleR 2.6.0 Release information

By | June 11th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

The StifleR 2.6.0 release is a major release towards an updated UI and a reworked networking layer. Minor changes on the client.

List of client changes:

ID Work Item Type Area Path Title
325 Bug \Client Can’t create subnets manually from dashboard
354 Bug \Client Delivery Optimization Download Mode and GroupID values not set correctly
395 Task \Client Changed queue logic for improved messaging size
397 Bug \Client\Networking WellConnected not set […]

15 05, 2020

Troubleshooting BranchCache For ConfigMgr Environments

By | May 15th, 2020|BranchCache|0 Comments

Troubleshooting BranchCache For ConfigMgr Environments

Here follows a few techniques you can use to troubleshoot, and verify, BranchCache functionality in a ConfigMgr environment.

But, lets start with a quick setup checklist for BranchCache, and then dive deeper:

BranchCache Setup Checklist

  1. Make sure WS-Discovery is allowed on the network
  2. Make sure that […]
10 02, 2020

StifleR Server 2.5.8.3 & Client 2.3.4 release notes

By | February 10th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

Please find the list of changes in 2.5.8.3

ID Work Item Type Title
237 Bug Clicking on the Task Sequence ID in the Task Sequence List throws back to the Main Splash page
300 Bug OSD Clients listed as V1 Clients for 5 minutes when in WinPE
330 Bug Beacon Server Uninstall/Install fails on Server 2.5.7.6
332 Bug Subnet Property ‘MMCServer’ – rename to ‘MCCServer’
338 Bug DO Subnet […]

10 02, 2020

StifleR Server 2.5.7 Release Notes

By | February 10th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

Please find the list of changes:

ID Item Type Title
190 Bug LEDBATTargetBandwidth gets added to existing TargetBandwidth
192 Bug Subnet Dashboard not updating Target Bandwidth
231 Bug Unable to remove DOGroupID
309 Bug Child subnet speed calculation not working as expected during download
310 Bug StifleR Client don’t work on Windows Server 2016
312 Bug Set target bandwidth by % does not show correctly in Chrome and Microsoft Edge
314 User Story Improved Beacon […]

23 12, 2019

Testing Multiple Subnets for BranchCache support

By | December 23rd, 2019|BranchCache, ConfigMas|0 Comments

Testing Multiple Subnets for BranchCache support

This post is for testing if your network is correctly configured for BranchCache. Now, if you are already using our StifleR product, it’s agent already does that for you. So this post is for you who just want to get BranchCache operational using nothing but ConfigMgr and a bit of […]

21 12, 2019

Planning for BranchCache

By | December 21st, 2019|BranchCache, ConfigMas, Free|0 Comments

In a ConfigMgr environment, when planning on removing remote distribution and replace them with BranchCache, there are quite many things to consider. For example, not all networks are suitable for the default BranchCache settings, and some networks are downright being blocked for it. To make things worse, it’s often you, the ConfigMgr admin, that have […]

20 12, 2019

The 12 BranchCache tips of ConfigMas

By | December 20th, 2019|BranchCache, ConfigMas, De-Duplication, Free, Windows 10|0 Comments

The 12 BranchCache tips of ConfigMas

  1. Enable data deduplication on your content library. Dedup precalculates the hash (no hash = no P2P). Also means that you’ll get dedup savings over the wire because you’re using the dedup hash algorithm BEFORE P2P kicks in (you’re transferring already deduped content). If you distribute content from a deduped […]
7 12, 2019

BranchCache Operation Explained

By | December 7th, 2019|BranchCache, ConfigMas, Free|0 Comments

We are always trying to simplify the anatomy of a BranchCache job so that IT pros can implement it with confidence knowing how it works.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but fortunately for all of us there aren’t that many on this infographic.

Basics of a […]