23 09, 2019

New features in StifleR 2.3

By | September 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New features in StifleR 2.3

There are a lot of new features in the StifleR 2.0 generation. The 2.3 release is the first public release that covers this major overhaul. There are several new aspects that are not part of StifleR, and this release will be the foundation of many new features.

The biggest change is that […]

20 03, 2019

Windows Delivery Optimization Content Gets Sticky in 1903

By | March 20th, 2019|Automation, Delivery Optimization, Windows 10|0 Comments

With a new Windows 10 release  (1903) on the horizon, it’s always a good time to check for new stuff in you favourite tech. In our case that means checking in with Delivery Optimization to see if there are any new goodies in there. This time we weren’t disappointed 🙂
So into PowerShell land, and a […]

10 03, 2019

When to downgrade BranchCache clients and how?

By | March 10th, 2019|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, Windows 10, WinPE|0 Comments

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 […]

4 03, 2019

Good questions about BranchCache hashing and caching

By | March 4th, 2019|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, De-Duplication, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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.

Question: […]

8 02, 2019

Quick Delivery Optimization Summary

By | February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Not so long ago, one of our Pints (Andreas) presented at Techdays and covered P2P tech in a scintillating session which you can find on Youtube. This post will summarize what was discussed about Delivery Optimization, hereby referred to as DO. Who doesn’t love some DO on a Friday in February?

What is DO, […]

30 01, 2019

Peer-to-peer’s big brother: Peer-to-Server & Server-to-Peer (P2S2P) aka MS-PCHC

By | January 30th, 2019|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache|0 Comments

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 […]

14 12, 2018

Delivery Optimization and Intune

By | December 14th, 2018|Delivery Optimization, Intune|0 Comments

Intune finally has a Delivery Optimization device config profile. Before you go turning on any configurations, you need to know what you should set. First, pick the right download mode. We’ve already discussed this on the blog, but here’s a refresher in case you don’t like clicking.

Not configured: not being managed.

HTTP only, no peering: […]

29 10, 2018

Understanding the Benefits of Data Deduplication and BranchCache

By | October 29th, 2018|BranchCache, De-Duplication|0 Comments

Hashing algorithm

If you’re distributing content in your ConfigMgr environment, you should consider BranchCache. It’s a bandwidth optimization tool included in modern server and some versions of client operating systems. Simply put, BranchCache allows content to be copied over the wire once and cached locally for future use.

When […]

6 08, 2018

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Switches to the Fast Lane in ConfigMgr 1806

By | August 6th, 2018|Peer Cache, SCCM|3 Comments

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 […]

1 08, 2018

Enable LEDBAT Support for WSUS Traffic

By | August 1st, 2018|LEDBAT, SCCM|7 Comments

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 […]