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 […]

3 12, 2019

ConfigMas 2019

By | December 3rd, 2019|ConfigMas, Free|6 Comments

Happy ConfigMas. We partnered with FWSMUG user group to bring you a month long celebration of all things Microsoft Endpoint Manager. During the month we will cover topics like new ConfigMgr features, OS deployment, troubleshooting, servicing, and more. Bookmark this link to follow along.

Day 24
Video: Microsoft Connected Cache

23 09, 2019

New features in StifleR 2.3

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

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 we now store data […]

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, […]