Configure an existing file server as a content server

Published: October 7, 2009

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to install the BranchCache for network files role service of the File Services server role on a computer running Windows Server® 2008 R2.

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

ImportantImportant
If the File Services server role is not already installed, do not follow this procedure. Instead, see Install a new file server as a content server

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager. Server Manager opens.

  2. In the Server Manager left pane, double-click Roles, right-click File Services, and then click Add Role Services. The Add Role Services wizard opens.

  3. In Select Role Services, select the BranchCache for network files check box, and then click Next.

  4. In Confirm Installation Selections, review your selections, and then click Install. The Installation Progress pane is displayed during installation, and then the Installation Results pane is displayed. Review your results, and then click Close.

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