Microsoft Configuration Manager and Express Updates Deep Dive

 

TL:DR Version: Windows 10 Express Updates in ConfigMgr are better than they used to be, confusing as heck sometimes, don’t always work as advertised, but may just finally be useable! This is a test of functionality in CM1802 – using BranchCache, Peer Cache and Delivery Optimization.

Here Again?

There’s been a lot of chatter recently in the […]

Avoiding BranchCache Firewall Rule Bloat

OK I’ll keep this one simple and to the point..

If you enable BranchCache via ConfigMgr Client Settings – you might end up with a TON of duplicate Firewall rules relating to BranchCache. Seems that every time you upgrade the CM Client – it creates a whole new set of BranchCache Firewall rules. This also […]

By | June 18th, 2018|BranchCache, SCCM|2 Comments

ConfigMgr Peer Cache Resource Thresholds

A common question that we get when people start out on their P2P journey, are concerns around ‘overloading’ the clients that are serving up the content. What if you only have a single client with the content and then another 100 machines all request it at once? BranchCache has […]

By | May 25th, 2018|BranchCache, Peer Cache, SCCM|0 Comments

BranchCache ‘Always On’ Mode in ConfigMgr 1802

 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.
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By | February 19th, 2018|BranchCache, SCCM|0 Comments

Using BranchCache for MP Traffic Offloading in ConfigMgr Current Branch

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

BranchCache and CISCO Traffic Storm Control

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 […]

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

UPDATED: Configure BranchCache Using ConfigMgr CIs

 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 […]

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

BranchCache Capabilites

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 […]

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