StifleR 2.6.1 Release information

The 2.6.1 release is the last release (apart from bug fixes) that uses the old Networking models. New releases will use the new Network Topology design.

List of Client Changes:

415 Bug \Client\Networking BITS process name not populated properly.
499 Bug \Client Wifi devices on 802.11ac reports in wrongly and is not associated with the correct device type.
500 Task \Client StifleR reports […]

By | June 11th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

StifleR 2.6.0 Release information

The StifleR 2.6.0 release is a major release towards an updated UI and a reworked networking layer. Minor changes on the client.

List of client changes:

ID Work Item Type Area Path Title
325 Bug \Client Can’t create subnets manually from dashboard
354 Bug \Client Delivery Optimization Download Mode and GroupID values not set correctly
395 Task \Client Changed queue logic for improved messaging size
397 Bug \Client\Networking WellConnected not set […]

By | June 11th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

StifleR Server & Client 2.3.4 release notes

Please find the list of changes in

ID Work Item Type Title
237 Bug Clicking on the Task Sequence ID in the Task Sequence List throws back to the Main Splash page
300 Bug OSD Clients listed as V1 Clients for 5 minutes when in WinPE
330 Bug Beacon Server Uninstall/Install fails on Server
332 Bug Subnet Property ‘MMCServer’ – rename to ‘MCCServer’
338 Bug DO Subnet […]

By | February 10th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

StifleR Server 2.5.7 Release Notes

Please find the list of changes:

ID Item Type Title
190 Bug LEDBATTargetBandwidth gets added to existing TargetBandwidth
192 Bug Subnet Dashboard not updating Target Bandwidth
231 Bug Unable to remove DOGroupID
309 Bug Child subnet speed calculation not working as expected during download
310 Bug StifleR Client don’t work on Windows Server 2016
312 Bug Set target bandwidth by % does not show correctly in Chrome and Microsoft Edge
314 User Story Improved Beacon […]

By | February 10th, 2020|StifleR|0 Comments

Bandwidth Management in Windows using Microsoft LEDBAT++

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.

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

ConfigMgr Peer Cache – Notes from the Field

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Can BranchCache and BITS play nice with ConfigMgr?

or…’What Happens When Tons of BITS Clients Try To Grab The Same Content at the same time?’

Sometimes there’s a bit of scaremongering around BITS and BranchCache when used by ConfigMgr in a deployment. More specifically, if a deployment is set to make the content available at a time […]