Optional - Reset computers to rerun tests

Published: May 26, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use the following procedure to reset the hosted cache server and two client computers so that you can rerun the tests in this guide and achieve the same results.

To reset all computers

  1. On Hosted-01, Client-01, and Client-02, delete all BranchCache cached content by using the following command at the command prompt: netsh branchcache flush.

  2. If there are any open instances of Windows Explorer on the computer, close Windows Explorer.

  3. On Client-01 and Client-02, delete content from the Offline Files cache:

    1. Click Start, click Search, and then type Manage offline files. In search results, click Manage offline files. The Offline Files dialog box opens.

    2. In the Offline Files dialog box, click the Disk Usage tab, and then click Delete temporary files.

  4. On all three client computers, restart the computer to reset the counters in Performance Monitor.


You might need to reconfigure Windows Performance Monitor with BranchCache performance counters after you restart the computer. If this is the case, add the performance counters that are specified in the topics Configure Windows Performance Monitor on client computers (on client computers) and Configure Windows Performance Monitor on Hosted-01 (on the hosted cache server) in this guide.