Windows 7 Branch Cache Group Policy setting details!


Turn on BranchCache


Specifies if BranchCache is enabled. Apply this policy setting
in branch offices where bandwidth to headquarters is low and
latency is high. There is no need to deploy this policy setting
in headquarters with fast connections to the servers hosting
the content.
Enabled: BranchCache is turned on
Disabled or not configured: BranchCache is turned off.


Turn on BranchCache- Distributed Caching
mode


Specifies if the BranchCache Distributed Cache mode is
enabled. Apply this policy setting in branch offices where
bandwidth to headquarters is low and latency is high. There is
no need to deploy this policy setting in headquarters with fast
connections to the servers hosting the content.
Enabled: BranchCache Distributed Cache mode is turned on
Disabled or not configured: BranchCache Distributed Cache
mode is turned off


Turn on BranchCache – Hosted Caching mode


Specifies the location of the Hosted Cache server. This setting
must be specified if a Hosted Cache is deployed in the
branch. The location MUST match the name of the Hosted
Cache specified in the certificate (recommended to be the
Fully Qualified Domain Name) for the Hosted Cache. Clients
use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to communicate with the
Hosted Cache. The certificate root for the Hosted Cache
MUST be in the client’s trusted root store.
Enabled: you must specify a valid location of the Hosted
Cache
Disabled or not configured: Hosted Cache is not used in the
branch.


Set percentage of disk space used for client computer cache


Specifies the percentage of total disk space to dedicate to
BranchCache.
Enabled: you must select the percentage of total disk space
to allocate for the cache.
Disabled or not configured: the cache is set to 5 percent of
the total disk space on the client computer.


BranchCache for network files


Used to enable BranchCache for network files or caching of
SMB traffic.
Enabled: you must select the minimum latency between
client and server, below which BranchCache is not used for
SMB traffic.
Disabled or not configured: BranchCache does not optimize
SMB traffic.
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