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|0 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|4 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 […]

19 06, 2018

Microsoft Configuration Manager and Express Updates Deep Dive

By | June 19th, 2018|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, De-Duplication, Delivery Optimization, Peer Cache, SCCM, Windows 10|1 Comment

 

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 […]

18 06, 2018

Avoiding BranchCache Firewall Rule Bloat

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

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 […]

25 05, 2018

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Resource Thresholds

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

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 […]

17 05, 2018

2Pint Software and CTGlobal are going to visualize the entire IT infrastructure!

By | May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Visualization is the key to providing better insight into a company’s IT infrastructure, thus leading to a more efficient business focusing on flexibility and better security.

2Pint Software has partnered with CTGlobal that ensures integration between the software solutions of the companies. The partnership will also give 2Pint Software customers access to the best technical resources […]

4 05, 2018

Midwest Management Summit Giveaway!

By | May 4th, 2018|The Social|0 Comments

 OK folks, here’s your big chance to join us at the Midwest Management Summit! https://mmsmoa.com/ 

Win a Conference Pass to MMSMOA with just a tweet!

Really simple – you just have to be creative.

1. You have to follow @2pintsoftware on Twitter
2. Then, just send a Tweet completing the phrase ‘I […]

21 02, 2018

iPXE troubleshooting session #2 debrief

By | February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

iPXE troubleshooting session #2 debrief

Just finished up a two day troubleshooting session in Cambridge. Awesome as always! So what did we fixes where we aiming to sort out this time:

  1. NTLM only using local names and not being able to use DOMAIN for authentication.
  2. iPXE issues with USB devices – causing random lockups/resets of the […]
19 02, 2018

BranchCache ‘Always On’ Mode in ConfigMgr 1802

By | February 19th, 2018|BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

 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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