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

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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