"BranchCache - PeerDistSvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "BranchCache" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "BranchCache" service related to PeerDistSvc.dll?

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A

"BranchCache" is a Windows 7 service that "This service caches network content from peers on the local subnet." "BranchCache" service is provided by PeerDistSvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "BranchCache" service:

Service name: PeerDistSvc
Display name: BranchCache
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   HTTP

"BranchCache" service is provided by a DLL file called: PeerDistSvc.dll:

Name: PeerDistSvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\PeerDistSvc.dll
Description: BranchCache Service
File version: 6.1.7601.16385
Size: 981 KB (1,004,544 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:16:12 PM

Disabling "BranchCache" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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