ConfigMgr–Compliance Baseline for BranchCache on Windows 8

Here’s a ConfigMgr Compliance baseline that checks the BranchCache configuration on Windows 8 clients. With the release of Windows 8 and Server 2012 Microsoft also made available PowerShell cmdlets for BranchCache, so creating a script based configuration item in ConfigMgr becomes a pretty straight forward task.

The below Compliance Baseline checks the following 3 things.

  1. Is BranchCache Enabled
  2. Is the Service Running
  3. Is BranchCache operating in Distributed Cache mode

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The following PowerShell commands are included within the configuration items.

The result is as following (when all is compliant.

 

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Or as following when things are NOT Compliant. 

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You can download the exported Win8-BranchCache.cab fie from here: http://sdrv.ms/GKMDyE

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