Install the certification authority and enroll certificates to hosted cache servers

Published: October 7, 2009

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

When you deploy BranchCache in hosted cache mode, you must enroll server certificates to hosted cache servers.

You can use the following topics to create a hosted cache servers group in Active Directory Users and Computers, add hosted cache servers to the group, install an enterprise root certification authority using Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), and then configure the automatic distribution, or autoenrollment, of server certificates to hosted cache servers.

See the following topics to perform these actions.


  • When you deploy a public key infrastructure (PKI), you should also configure certificate revocation and publish a certificate revocation list (CRL).

  • If your BranchCache deployment includes only one or two hosted cache servers and you prefer not to use autoenrollment, you can use the Certificates Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to manually enroll server certificates to hosted cache servers.

  • For more information, see Additional Resources.