Solved

server 2012  can't check enable branchcache on file share

Posted on 2013-06-03
4
1,704 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-12
We have a vpn across the other side of the country, and we now have 2012 file servers on both sides of the network.  There are slow access times when it comes to searching for files, so I thought I might try the branchcache feature on server 2012.  On our newest server that is remote to us, I can go into, the share, and check or uncheck the box that says enable branchcache, which is right below allow caching of share.     On our local server, the same features are installed, however when I do a properties of the share "enable branchcache on the file share is greyed out where I cannot check it.  I have uninstalled the feature and reinstalled the feature and rebooted inbetween to no avail.   does anyone out there have any idea?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:microwebmark
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 39220238
Is Hash Publication enabled on that file server that is greyed out?

Policy location is
Computer Config\Policies\Admin Temp\Network\Lanman Server

Link to enable this:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee649159%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:microwebmark
ID: 39235812
ok.. I went through these steps and it's still greyed out.  perhaps I need a reboot?
did a screen shot below.

thanks
branchecachepic.JPG
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Stone earned 500 total points
ID: 39237215
I can only reproduce that screen when 'BranchCache for Network Files' is not installed.

I would look at reinstalling that Role and if this doesn't work a reboot.

If that still doesn't fix it then you could extract the binaries from the CD to a shared location, remove the binary for that Role and re-install the binaries from the share.

Step1
To install the binaries use DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool) to first identify what index matches your OS (from the list)
DISM /Get-Wiminfo /wimfile:D:\sources\install.wim (presuming D is your DVD ROM with 2012 CD in)

Step 2
Remove the existing binaries
Uninstall-WindowsFeature FS-Branchcache -remove

Step 3
Install binaries to a path
DISM /Mount-Wim /Wimfile:D:\sources\install.wim /index:%step2version% /mountdir:C:\Data\Binaries /readonly
Replace %step2version% with the Index number, so index:4 for example.

Step 4
Reinstall the binaries
Install-WindowsFeature FS-BranchCache -source %path of Windows\WinSxS folder
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:microwebmark
ID: 39241013
I have tried reinstalling the role, and rebooting, and still got the same results.  I will go ahead and try the binaries solution.  I am closing out my account because I have working for another company now, and I want them to pay for this service instead of me.  I'll find this question using my new account and go from there.   Thank You for your time.

Mark
0

Featured Post

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Understanding the various editions available is vital when you decide to purchase Windows Server 2012. You need to have a basic understanding of the features and limitations in each edition in order to make a well-informed decision that best suits y…
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question