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.

20 12, 2017

Latest Windows 10 Delivery Optimization Policies (1803)

By | December 20th, 2017|Delivery Optimization, Windows 10|0 Comments

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 […]

31 10, 2017

Using BranchCache for MP Traffic Offloading in ConfigMgr Current Branch

By | October 31st, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

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 […]

25 10, 2017

What is Teredo and why is it in my Delivery Optimization soup?

By | October 25th, 2017|Delivery Optimization|0 Comments

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 […]

24 10, 2017

Deep Dive: How does Windows 10 BranchCache Auto Shrink Work?

By | October 24th, 2017|BranchCache|0 Comments

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 […]

20 10, 2017

BranchCache and CISCO Traffic Storm Control

By | October 20th, 2017|BranchCache|0 Comments

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 […]

13 10, 2017

UPDATED: Configure BranchCache Using ConfigMgr CIs

By | October 13th, 2017|Automation, BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

 UPDATED!: In our unceasing quest to get the world BranchCache-ing , we’re constantly looking at new ways to make it as easy as possible to get going. This CI has been downloaded an used a ton of times – but this version is streamlined! Just 2 settings, and unlike the first […]

10 10, 2017

iPXE Anywhere HTTPS and Security Certificates

By | October 10th, 2017|iPXE|0 Comments

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 […]

4 10, 2017

BranchCache Capabilites

By | October 4th, 2017|BranchCache|0 Comments

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 […]