Use PowerShell to find branch cache configuration

Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to find branch cache configuration.

Question: You receive several calls from users that indicate they are having problems accessing branch cache data. How can you use Windows PowerShell on Windows 8.1 to see the problem?

Answer: Create a new CIM session to the remote machines, and feed the session object to the Get-BCDataCache cmdlet. An example of this technique appears here:

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

Get-BCDataCache -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 http://www.mtit.com.

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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