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 […]

6 09, 2017

Changes to iPXE

By | September 6th, 2017|BranchCache, iPXE, UEFI|0 Comments

What can be achieved in two days? Quite a lot…

On the way back from London after spending some time with lead iPXE developer Michael Brown in Cambridge and then meeting up with people at the 2Pint London Office. In Cambridge we did some amazing work at troubleshooting some issues that we have been dealing with. […]

1 09, 2017

UEFI 2.5+ hardware starts to ship – HTTP PXE Coming

By | September 1st, 2017|Automation, iPXE, UEFI|0 Comments

New servers that support Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.5 and above are now shipping. UEFI is an industry standard that is a set of interfaces between the system firmware, the operating system, and various components of the system firmware that deliver enhanced benefits.HTTP Boot is a client-server communication […]

6 06, 2017

Microsoft Ignite goes Peer To Peer Crazy!

By | June 6th, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, LEDBAT, MDT, Windows 10|0 Comments

Just a couple of years ago there were ZERO sessions about Microsoft Peer to Peer tech at TechEd/Ignite. But times they are a changing 🙂

This year we are really proud to see that there are FIVE brilliant sessions around all the cool Microsoft P2P and Bandwidth Management tech. Here they are:


16 05, 2017

Bandwidth Management in Windows using Microsoft LEDBAT++

By | May 16th, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, LEDBAT, StifleR, Windows 10|7 Comments

Windows 10 (and Server 2016) now has the built-in ability to transfer content completely in the background using only unused bandwidth


Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBaT) is a way to transfer data in the background quickly,  without clogging the network.