Configure client computers for hosted cache mode

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the procedures in this section to configure client computers for BranchCache when you deploy hosted cache mode. Client computers running some versions of Windows® 7 have BranchCache installed by default, however you must enable and configure BranchCache and configure firewall rules on client computers.

See the following topics to perform these actions.


When hosted cache mode clients are connecting to main office resources using DirectAccess, ensure that Internet Protocol security (IPsec) rules allow BranchCache traffic. Use the inbound and outbound rule settings provided in the topic Configure hosted cache mode firewall rules to create IPsec rules.