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I've just recently moved our whole organization from W2k3 servers to W2k8 R2 Enterprise and I would like some help/suggestions on how I can go about configuring and deploying Branchcache.  We currently have 7 remote office with all data centralized back in our main office.  All offices have the same mapped drives pointing back to our main file server.  I'm assuming with our setup a Hosted Branchcache configuration would be the way to go.  What somewhat confuses me is where do I point the mapped drives?  Do I keep them as is pointing to the main file server or do I have to copy 1.5 tb of data to the remote office servers and remap the drives to their local server?
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Do I keep them as is pointing to the main file server or do I have to copy 1.5 tb of data to the remote

There is no change other than enabling branchcache on the server and the client.
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Ok Thanks!!
I'm following these instructions.
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-7/Deploying-Hosted-Mode-BranchCache-Server-Part3.html

First step is creating an OU and moving the BranchCache servers to that OU.  My problem is that the remote office BranchCache servers are all domain controllers.  I'm assuming this will be a problem moving them from the Domain Controllers OU?  If so would I just use the Domain Controllers OU as the BrachCache OU?

Thanks
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For file servers that are members of an Active Directory domain, this setting is configured in domain Group Policy on a domain controller. On a domain controller, in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), with the Group Policy Management Editor snap-in installed and the default domain policy selected, browse to the following location:  Default Domain Policy | Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Network | Lanman Server | Hash Publication for BranchCache. For information on how to configure this setting, see the BranchCache Deployment Guide topic Enable hash publication for domain member file servers.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2342.branchcache-settings-for-windows-server-2008-r2-windows-7-enterprise-and-windows-7-ultimate.aspx
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by:Fveng
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Exactly what I needed. Thank you!
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