For the longest time, I believed that BranchCache and all it’s magic was only available to Enterprise version of Windows client. Turns out, I was wrong. BranchCache for BITS traffic is supported in:
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8 Pro
- Windows® 7 Pro
It’s even documented clearly on a Microsoft web site – Operating systems for BranchCache client computer functionality.
Why is this exciting? Because it means that those of you running Professional verions of Windows clients are able to take advantage of Configuration Manager BranchCache functionality for BITS downloads!
For information about the support for BranchCache, see Planning for BranchCache Support.
For some more information about configuring BranchCache for use with Configuration Manager, see ConfigMgr 2012 and utilizing BranchCache in your environment basics.