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Pop Quiz: Configure BranchCache in Windows 7

Applies to the "Configuring Access to Resources" objective of Exam 70-680 TS: Windows 7 Configuration.

Q: Which policy settings must be configured for Windows 7 to support BranchCache distributed mode?

  1. Turn on BranchCache
  2. Set BranchCache Distributed Cache mode
  3. Set BranchCache Hosted Cache mode
  4. Configure BranchCache for network files
  5. Set percentage of disk space used for client computer cache

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is A, B: By default, BranchCache is installed on client computers but it is not enabled. BranchCache distributed mode creates a data cache for network files using Windows 7 Enterprise or Ultimate computers.

Quick Tip: BranchCache policy settings for Windows 7 can be configured using Group Policy or local computer policy.

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Bonus Question: Which tool in Windows 7 can track and report the answers to ultimate question of "What's changed that has caused this problem?" (Tweet your answer with #pop680c and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 30.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: The IP Helper Service must be running on a Windows 7 computer to receive an IPv6 address from an ISATAP router.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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