Applies to

BranchCache general


If you are doing anything with BranchCache then you need to know your way around the netsh command.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh BranchCache

The following commands are available:

Commands in this context:

?                        - Displays a list of commands.

dump                 - Displays a configuration script.

exportkey         - Exports the content information key.

flush                 - Flushes the contents of the cache.

help                   - Displays a list of commands.

importkey         - Imports a new content information key.

reset                 - Resets the BranchCache service.

set                     - Sets configuration parameters.

show                 - Displays configuration parameters.

smb                   - Changes to the `netsh branchcache smb' context.

The following sub-contexts are available:


To view help for a command, type the command, followed by a space, and then

 type ?.


Simply work your way through to see what options each command line switch gives you. In order to check the settings on a PC (status) you simply type:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh branchcache show status all

Which, once you become proficient can be shorthanded to:

 C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh br sh st


Happy Caching!