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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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BranchCache in Windows 2012

The modern branch office often needs to provide services to users who are “hoteling” or traveling between offices. These users may work out of one primary office but frequently travel to other branch offices. Hoteling users will need to have access to their files at their current work location, which could adversely impact the WAN performance if the user’s files are located on a central server. Solutions such as Offline Files allow traveling users to synchronize their files to their laptop computer when they leave their primary office and resynchronize them when they return. However, because the user’s offline files are a “point-in-time” copy of the live files on the central server, this type of solution can limit ...

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