Configure client computers for distributed 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 distributed cache mode. Client computers running Windows® 7 have BranchCache installed by default, however you must enable and configure BranchCache and configure firewall exceptions.

See the following topics to perform these actions.


When distributed 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 client computer distributed cache mode firewall rules to create IPsec rules.