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.

5 04, 2017

Delivery Optimization PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 10

By | April 5th, 2017|BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, Peer Cache, StifleR|4 Comments

The Delivery Optimization Service (DOSvc) provides another Peer To Peer technology from Microsoft. Included with the release of Windows 10, DO is mostly used for downloading updates from Microsoft Update servers directly to PCs that are configured to use it. It’s also responsible for grabbing content from the Windows Store too.

3 03, 2017

Delivery Optimization Download Mode Explained

By | March 3rd, 2017|Delivery Optimization|4 Comments

Quick Friday tutorial! Seems there’s a lot of confusion over the various ‘Download Mode’ settings in Delivery Optimization Group Policy. This the more detailed version of the settings that are exposed via the UI in the Windows Update settings. So we made a simple reference table for you, as […]

27 02, 2017

DHCP & PXE Test Client – In PowerShell – WTF!

By | February 27th, 2017|Automation, iPXE|33 Comments

Had a thought the other day, why do I have to keep PXE booting these devices just to see what file name and other options, if any, I would get from my DHCP, proxyDHCP or IP Relay/Forwarding devices. Surely there must be a PowerShell script that lets you do that? Well there wasn’t. I did find […]