Use PowerShell to check the Branch Cache hash cache

Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to check the Branch Cache hash cache:

Question: You want to check the Branch Cache hash cache on several remote Windows 8.1 computers. How can you do this?

Answer: First create a CIM session to the remote computers. Next use the Get-BCHashCache cmdlet to retrieve the information. Feed the Get-BCHashCache the CIM session. An example of this appears here:

$cim = New-CimSession -ComputerName c1,c2,c3 -Credential nwtraders\admin

Get-BCHashCache –cimsession $cim

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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