Windows Delivery Optimization Content Gets Sticky in 1903

With a new Windows 10 release  (1903) on the horizon, it’s always a good time to check for new stuff in you favourite tech. In our case that means checking in with Delivery Optimization to see if there are any new goodies in there. This time we weren’t disappointed 🙂
So into PowerShell land, and a […]

By | March 20th, 2019|Automation, Delivery Optimization, Windows 10|0 Comments

Delivery Optimization and Intune

Intune finally has a Delivery Optimization device config profile. Before you go turning on any configurations, you need to know what you should set. First, pick the right download mode. We’ve already discussed this on the blog, but here’s a refresher in case you don’t like clicking.

Not configured: not being managed.

HTTP only, no peering: […]

By | December 14th, 2018|Delivery Optimization, Intune|0 Comments

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 […]

Latest Windows 10 Delivery Optimization Policies (1803)

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 […]

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

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

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 * (communication to this service has to be allowed outbound to […]

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

Microsoft Ignite goes Peer To Peer Crazy!

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:


Delivery Optimization PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 10

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.

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

Delivery Optimization Download Mode Explained

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 […]

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

2Pint At The Midwest Management Summit (MMSMOA) 2017

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 […]

New Delivery Optimization Policies for Windows 1703

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 […]

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