Install and configure the BranchCache content file server

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

After performing basic configuration of the test lab computers, you can use the following sections to install the File Services server role with the BranchCache for network files role service on Content-01. These topics also provide instructions on how to create a test share, add sample content, configure hash publication for BranchCache, and manually generate content information for the content that you’re sharing.

In addition, you can install the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) feature to provide name-to-IP address resolution services for computers on the test network.

  1. Install the WINS feature

  2. Install the File Services server role

  3. Create a test share and add sample content

  4. Configure hash publication for BranchCache

  5. Manually generate content information