5 04, 2017

Delivery Optimization PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 10

By | April 5th, 2017|BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, Peer Cache, StifleR|2 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|32 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 […]

20 02, 2017

2Pint At The Midwest Management Summit (MMSMOA) 2017

By | February 20th, 2017|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, Delivery Optimization, Peer Cache, Windows 10, WinPE|0 Comments

Beer, Epic Sessions and Fake News..

This is an exciting year at MMS for us, read on to find out why..

Again, with thanks to the awesome organisers of MMS, we’re honoured to be presenting the very latest demo-packed presentations in the following topics:

Return […]

20 02, 2017

ConfigMgr Peer Cache – Notes from the Field

By | February 20th, 2017|Peer Cache, SCCM, StifleR|0 Comments

Well, a few fields, not necessarily our own fields…

OK now listen up!

Quite a few of you lovely folks have been playing with the new ConfigMgr Peer Cache feature in your labs. Unfortunately, it  seems, that even in this day and age, your Lab happens to contain ALL your production […]

6 02, 2017

Simple Powershell Script To Control Boots from Separate ConfigMgr Servers

By | February 6th, 2017|Automation, BranchCache, iPXE|0 Comments

This is a simple Little script used to demonstrate how easy it is to script and play around with advanced feature in the iPXE Anywhere web service.

Basically we have two separate primary servers, but we want to be able to PXE boot from both of them, and choose at deployment time which one to boot […]

1 02, 2017

New Delivery Optimization Policies for Windows 1703

By | February 1st, 2017|Delivery Optimization|0 Comments

So, just a quick update – things move fast in the P2P world! I wrote about the new Group Policy Options for Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 a while back. Well with the latest release of Policies for Windows 10 1703/Server 2016 comes a few more Options for DO.

These new policies simply give […]

26 01, 2017

Powershell BITS & BranchCache Scripts from Ignite 2016

By | January 26th, 2017|Automation, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache|0 Comments

So really behind on the blogging of things, first out is the requested scripts from Ignite 2016.

Get the binary output of a Content Identifier

How do you get the binary output from a downloaded hash using PowerShell. This works for any file and is a great ‘poor mans hex editor’

#Get the hash
Get-Content "C:\SomePath\my.ci" [...]

21 11, 2016

Peer Cache in ConfigMgr Current Branch (1610) – First Impressions

By | November 21st, 2016|Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), BranchCache, Peer Cache, StifleR|2 Comments

OK, time for a whistle-stop tour of the new Peer Cache feature in ConfigMgr 1610 (CB) I say new, as this is the first release to feature the P2P tech in ‘almost Production ready’ form. It did pop up in various Tech Previews, but there’s been quite a few […]