The latest Windows 10 Release (1803) brings with it several key new policies to control the Windows Delivery Optimization service.
Just in case you’ve been on a massive vacation in a cave, or just asleep for the last 3 years, here’s what Delivery Optimization (henceforth known as DO) does.
DO is the Windows […]
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 […]
So what has Delivery Optimization to do with Teredo?
Unlike technologies such as BranchCache which utilizes multicast messages with a TTL of 1 to find machines with requested data, Delivery Optimization contacts a cloud service for a list of peers. This service uses HTTPS to *.do.dsp.mp.microsoft.com (communication to this service has to be allowed outbound to […]
Can I have the Cache and eat it too?
A cool addition to BranchCache in Windows 10 is auto shrinking of the BranchCache data cache if required. It addresses a common issue when deploying BranchCache – that of Cache size. Previously you could assign the BranchCache Cache as a percentage of disk, or as an absolute […]
BranchCache multicast traffic can trigger CISCO Traffic Storm Control – here’s the juice!
Talking to a ConfigMgr admin who has implemented BranchCache the other day – and they were having an issue with machines just dropping of the network. Obviously that’s not too cool to say the least, and it was happening […]
One of the challenges for any Enterprise Management software product is making sure that it’s secure and, perhaps even more importantly, making sure that existing security levels are not compromised in any way. In this world of black hatted hackers, sniffers and lurkers secure communications are of primary concern to any Enterprise Admin and any software that is intended for […]
Some third party companies spend a lot of time badmouthing Microsoft’s peer-to-peer technologies and highlight their own. I wonder what would be in their interest to do so? Hmmm…
Anyhow, the purpose of this blog post is to provide the reader with a more correct review of the performance and capabilities of the Microsoft BranchCache™ than […]