Set client-side caching for a File Share resource
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
To set client-side caching for a File Share resource
Open Cluster Administrator.
In the console tree, click the Resources folder.
In the details pane, click the appropriate File Share resource.
On the File menu, click Properties.
Click the Parameters tab, then click the Caching button.
Select the Allow caching of files in this shared folder check box to enable client-side caching for this File Share resource.
In Setting, select the appropriate client-side caching setting as shown in the table below.
Caching setting in Cluster Administrator Command line option in cluster.exe (cluster resource) Description
Allow caching of files in this shared folder is not enabled
CSCCache is set to 48
Client-side caching is disabled for all files on the file share.
Automatic caching of programs and documents
CSCCache is set to 32
Client-side caching is disabled for those files that are only opened, but not modified.
Automatic caching of documents
CSCCache is set to 16
Changes in all files opened on the client will be reconciled between the client and the server cluster.
Manual caching of documents
CSCCache is set to 0
Changes in only those files specifically identified on the file share will be reconciled between the client and the server cluster.
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.
To open Cluster Administrator, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Cluster Administrator.
Client-side caching allows network users to access files on clustered file shares, even when the client computer is disconnected from the network, by caching these offline files on the client computer. You can also set the client-side caching for a File Share resource at the command line by using the corresponding cluster resource command option as shown in the table above. For more information, see "Cluster resource" in Related Topics.
For more information on setting up your computer to use offline files, see "Sharing a drive or folder overview" in Related Topics.
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