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Use Windows PowerShell to Configure Non-Domain Member Client Computers

Updated: July 25, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



You can use this procedure to manually configure a BranchCache client computer for distributed cache mode or hosted cache mode.

noteNote
If you have configured BranchCache client computers using Group Policy, the Group Policy settings override any manual configuration of client computers to which the policies are applied.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. On the BranchCache client computer that you want to configure, run Windows PowerShell as an Administrator, and then do one of the following.

    • To configure the client computer for BranchCache distributed cache mode, type the following command, and then press ENTER.

      Enable-BCDistributed

    • To configure the client computer for BranchCache hosted cache mode, type the following command, and then press ENTER.

      Enable-BCHostedClient

      TipTip
      If you want to specify the available hosted cache servers, use the –ServerNames parameter with a comma separated list of your hosted cache servers as the parameter value. For example, if you have two hosted cache servers named HCS1 and HCS2, configure the client computer for hosted cache mode with the following command.

      Enable-BCHostedClient –ServerNames HCS1,HCS2

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