"...BranchCache is a new capability available as a part of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. BranchCache helps increase the network responsiveness of applications, giving users in remote offices an experience more like working in the head office.
When accessing content stored on Windows Server 2008 R2, users in a branch office don't need to wait as long to download files from headquarters. When IT enables BranchCache, a copy of data accessed from an intranet website or a file server is cached locally within the branch office.
When another user on the same network requests the file, the user gets access to the content almost immediately as it is downloaded from the local cache rather than over a limited bandwidth connection back to headquarters.
In this demonstration I configure and demonstrate the "Hosted Cache" option, and use it to cache content coming from a web server..."
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Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer