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This article describes an update to Microsoft Cluster service in Microsoft Windows 2000 where you can configure client-side caching for a File Share resource on a Windows 2000 server cluster. After you install this update, you can configure client-side caching for a File Share resource by using the Cluster Resource (Cluster.exe) command-line tool.
Note Install this update on the passive node of the server cluster before you install the update on the active node of your server cluster.
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This update requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
You must restart your computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement Information
This update does not replace any other updates.
The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
The CSCCache property controls client-side caching for file shares on a server cluster. Client-side caching enables network users to access files on file shares, even when the client computer is disconnected from the network. This behavior occurs because the files are cached on the client computer.
Configure client-side caching by using the Cluster Resource command-line tool (Cluster.exe)
To use the Cluster.exe command-line tool to configure client-side caching for a File Share resource, run the Cluster.exe command with the CscCache private property. Specify one of the following values for the CscCache private property to set the client-side caching setting that you want:
0: If you set CscCache to 0, the changes in only those files that are specifically identified on the file share are reconciled between the client and the server cluster.
16: if you set CscCache to 16, the changes in all the files that are opened on the client are reconciled between the client and the server cluster.
32: If you set CscCache to 32, client-side caching is disabled for the files that are opened, but are not modified.
48: If you set CscCache to 48, client-side caching is disabled for all the files that are on the file share.
For example, to automatically reconcile the changes for all the files on a file share resource that is named UserShare, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER: