Black Viper
Black Viper

BranchCache

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 7 and is intended for a remote corporate user and not a home user. This service can safely be disabled.

Windows 8

Default Description

This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Not Available
Windows 8 x64 Not Available
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): PeerDistSvc
Display Name: BranchCache

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k PeerDist

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Home Basic Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Home Premium Not Available Not Available
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): PeerDistSvc
Display Name: BranchCache

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k PeerDist

Log On As

Account: Network Service

Dependencies

What service BranchCache needs to function properly:

  • HTTP (P, U, E)

What other service require BranchCache to function properly:

  • None (P, U, E)

Additional Reading

None at this time.