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BranchCache Network Shell and Windows PowerShell Commands


Updated: June 27, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8

In Windows Server® 2012 you can configure and manage BranchCache by using either Windows PowerShell or the Network Shell (Netsh) commands for BranchCache.


The netsh commands for BranchCache have not changed since the previous operating system version. The netsh commands for BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 are identical to the commands that are provided in Windows Server® 2008 R2.

In future versions of Windows, Microsoft might remove the netsh functionality for BranchCache. Microsoft recommends that you transition to Windows PowerShell if you currently use netsh to configure and manage BranchCache.

Windows PowerShell and netsh command references are at the following locations.


To view a list of Windows PowerShell commands for BranchCache at the Windows PowerShell prompt, type Get-Command -Module BranchCache at the Windows PowerShell prompt, and then press ENTER.

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