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Install Windows Server AppFabric Caching

Posted by vivekcek on November 10, 2012

In this post i am going to explain how Windows Server AppFabric, the distributed caching solution from Microsoft can be installed and configured in a WORK-GROUP computer.WORK GROUP computers came under category of your stand alone home PC. In another post i will explain how AppFabric can be configured in domain system.

So what is AppFabric?

AppFabric is a Microsoft solution for distributed caching. Currently two AppFabric’s are available one in windows azure and other Windows Server AppFabric.Both have some feature changes you can search about it in web.


Need windows 7(32 bit or 64 bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2.

1. Download (WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x86.exe) Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server .

2. Run Setup.

3. Select all features.

4. After installation the configuration window will be opened OR you can select config window from program menu.

5. In a Work Group computer you have to use XML as caching service provider.

6. Now create a network share folder named ‘Share’ with write permission.

7. Use browse button to set the shared folder path as UNC path.

8. In the case of Work Group computer change the service account to your user account.

9. Click next don’t change default ports. Finish installation

10. Open the Cache administration power shell with Run as Administrator command.

11. Use the Start-CacheCluster command.

In another post i will explain how to use this in .NET applications.


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