Create the BranchCache hash publication Group Policy object

Published: October 7, 2009

Updated: October 7, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to create the BranchCache hash publication Group Policy object (GPO).

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

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Before performing this procedure, you must create the BranchCache file servers organizational unit and move file servers into the OU. For more information, see Enable hash publication for domain member file servers.

  1. Click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then press ENTER. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.

  2. In the MMC, on the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in. The Add or Remove Snap-ins dialog box opens.

  3. In Add or Remove Snap-ins, in Available snap-ins, double-click Group Policy Management, and then click OK.

  4. In the Group Policy Management MMC, expand the path to the BranchCache file servers OU that you previously created. For example, if your forest is named example.com, your domain is named example1.com, and your OU is named BranchCache file servers, expand the following path: Group Policy Management, Forest: example.com, Domains, example1.com, Group Policy Objects.

  5. Right-click Group Policy Objects, and then click New. The New GPO dialog box opens. In Name, type a name for the new Group Policy object (GPO). For example, if you want to name the object BranchCache Hash Publication, type BranchCache Hash Publication. Click OK.

  6. In the Group Policy Management MMC, right-click the BranchCache file servers organizational unit (OU) that you created previously. For example, if your OU is named BranchCache file servers, right-click BranchCache file servers, and then click Link an Existing GPO. The Select GPO dialog box opens.

  7. In the Select GPO dialog box, in Group Policy objects, click the BranchCache hash publication GPO that you created earlier in this procedure. For example, if your GPO is named BranchCache Hash Publication, click BranchCache Hash Publication. Click OK.

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