Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) content servers

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

After installing the BranchCache feature and starting the BranchCache service, WSUS servers must be configured to store update files on the local computer. When you configure WSUS servers to store update files on the local computer, both the update metadata and the update files are downloaded by and stored directly upon the WSUS server. This ensures that BranchCache client computers receive Microsoft product update files from the WSUS server rather than directly from the Microsoft Update Web site.

To learn more about WSUS server configuration, see “Advanced Synchronization Options for WSUS” on Microsoft TechNet at