Prehash and Preload Content on the Hosted Cache Server (Optional)

Applies To: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can use the procedures in this section to prehash content on your content servers, add the content to data packages, and then preload the content on your hosted cache servers.

These procedures are optional because you are not required to prehash and preload content on your hosted cache servers.

If you do not preload content, data is added to the hosted cache automatically as clients download it over the WAN connection.

Important

Although these procedures are collectively optional, if you decide to prehash and preload content on your hosted cache servers, performing both procedures is required.

To continue with this guide, see Create Content Server Data Packages for Web and File Content (Optional).