Set BranchCache Distributed Cache mode

This policy setting specifies whether the client computer should use the Distributed Cache mode. This BranchCache mode enables a client computer to retrieve content that has been downloaded and cached by other client computers in the branch office. To access cached content from other client computers in the branch, the computer must have permissions to access the content on the source server.

This policy setting specifies whether the Distributed Cache mode is used. Enable this policy setting when using BranchCache in branch offices for which there is no server acting as a hosted cache.

If you enable this policy setting, the Distributed Cache mode is used. For this policy setting to take effect, you also need to enable the "Turn on BranchCache" policy setting.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the Distributed Cache mode is turned off.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PeerDist\CooperativeCaching
Value NameEnable
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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