Manually generate content information

Published: May 26, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to generate content information, also called hashes, for the content that exists in the file share you created earlier in this guide. In a production environment, manually creating content information is not required, however doing so in this test lab allows the deployment of two rather than three client computers to demonstrate BranchCache functionality.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

  1. On Content-01, click Start, click Search programs and files, and then type command. In search results, under Programs, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator. The command prompt opens with the elevated privileges that are required to run netsh commands.

  2. At the command prompt, run the following command: hashgen –f C:\Test_share.

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