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    Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive for Updates in Windows 10


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    How to Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive for Windows and Store App Updates in Windows 10



    Windows Update Delivery Optimization
    lets you get Windows and Store app updates from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet.

    When configuring Delivery Optimization on Windows 10 devices, the first and most important thing to configure is the Download mode, which dictates how Delivery Optimization downloads Windows updates.

    You can choose to download updates only from Microsoft, Microsoft and PCs on your local network, or Microsoft and PCs on your local network and internet.

    Delivery Optimization works in two ways.

    Download updates and apps from other PCs

    In addition to downloading updates and apps from Microsoft, Windows will get updates and apps from other PCs that already have them. You can choose which PCs you get these updates from:

    PCs on your local network. When Windows downloads an update or app, it will look for other PCs on your local network that have already downloaded the update or app using Delivery Optimization. Windows then downloads parts of the file from those PCs and parts of the file from Microsoft. Windows doesnt download the entire file from one place. Instead, the download is broken down into smaller parts. Windows uses the fastest, most reliable download source for each part of the file.

    PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet. Windows uses the same process as when getting updates and apps from PCs on your local network, and also looks for PCs on the Internet that can be used as a source to download parts of updates and apps.

    Send updates and apps to other PCs

    When Delivery Optimization is turned on, your PC sends parts of apps or updates that youve downloaded using Delivery Optimization to other PCs on your local network, or on the Internet, depending on your settings.

    Delivery Optimization uses locally cached updates. In cases where devices have ample local storage and you would like to cache more content, or if you have limited storage and would like to cache less, use the following settings to adjust the Delivery Optimization cache to suit your scenario:
    • Max Cache Size and Absolute Max Cache Size control the amount of space the Delivery Optimization cache can use.
    • Max Cache Age controls the retention period for each update in the cache.
    • The system drive is the default location for the Delivery Optimization cache. The Modify Cache Drive policy allows administrators to change that location.
    For more details about Delivery Optimization, see:
    This tutorial will show you how to change the cache location used by Delivery Optimization for Windows and Store app updates in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to change the Delivery Optimization cache location.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location in Local Group Policy Editor

    *note The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.
    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Delivery Optimization. (see screenshot below)

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    3. In the right pane of Delivery Optimization, double click/tap on the Modify Cache Drive policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (default) or step 6 (specify) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Use Default Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Specify Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, enter a location you want in the Modify Cache Drive field under "Options", click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note You can set the location to be an environment variable (ex: %SYSTEMDRIVE%), a drive letter (ex: D:), or a folder path (ex: D:\DOCache).


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    7. When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeliveryOptimization

    *note If you do not have the DeliveryOptimization key, then right click on the Windows key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type DeliveryOptimization for the name, and press Enter.


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    3. Do step 4 (specify) or step 5 (default) below for what you would like to do.


    4. To Specify Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location
    A) In the right pane of the DeliveryOptimization key, double click/tap on the DOModifyCacheDrive string value (REG_SZ). (see screenshot below step 2)

    *note If you do not have the DOModifyCacheDrive string value, then right click on an empty area in the right pane of the DeliveryOptimization key, click/tap on New, click/tap on String Value, type DOModifyCacheDrive for the name, and press Enter.

    B) Enter a location you want, click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note You can set the location to be an environment variable (ex: %SYSTEMDRIVE%), a drive letter (ex: D:), or a folder path (ex: D:\DOCache).


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    5. To Use Default Delivery Optimization Cache Drive Location
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) In the right pane of the DeliveryOptimization key, right click on the DOModifyCacheDrive string value (REG_SZ), and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below step 2)

    B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)


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    6. When finished, close Registry Editor.

    7. Restart the computer to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jul 21, 2015
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  2. Windows 10 - Delivery Optimization hogging bandwidth

    Hi Abhishek,

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Click the Start menu button (or type “settings” in the search box), choose Settings and click Update & security (toward the bottom of the Settings window).

    • From within the Windows Update tab, click Advanced options.

    • Under Choose how updates are installed, change Automatic (recommended) to Notify to schedule restart:

    • Next, click Choose how updates are delivered

    • Under Updates from more than one place, switch the toggle to Off:

    • Click the upper-right X to close the window; your changes will be saved.


    Let me also inform you that this is an integral feature of Windows 10 as updates are installed automatically. To know more about Delivery Optimization,:

    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-10-windows-update-delivery-optimization

    Hope this information is helpful.
     
    SujataMoktan, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Erika Aro Win User
    Windows Update and Delivery Optimization burning through data on metered connection

    We suggest that to manage your connection consume for Windows Update and Delivery Optimization is to configure Delivery Optimization through Group Policy and Windows Update by deferring the Windows Update.

    For more information on how to use Group Policy to configure Windows Update Delivery Optimization in Windows 10, check this
    link.

    Deferring Windows upgrades prevent your device from getting the latest Windows features downloaded or installed for several months. It doesn't affect any security updates. To do this, follow these steps:

    • Type Settings in Cortana Search and press
      Enter
      .
    • Click Update & Security and click Advance Options under
      Update settings.
    • Check the tick box for Defer feature updates.

    Let us know how it goes to assist you further.
     
    Erika Aro, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Junaid_A Win User

    Change Delivery Optimization Cache Drive for Updates in Windows 10

    How does Windows Delivery Optimization detect the bandwidth available?

    Hi Jason,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    In the heart of the Windows kernel there is a networking stack. It contains a suite of algorithms that would determine the available bandwidth.



    You can use the PowerShell cmdlets to monitor the delivery optimization.
    Get-DeliveryOptimizationStatusreturns a real-time snapshot of all current Delivery Optimization jobs. For more information, I would suggest you
    to refer to the article: Set up Delivery Optimization for Windows 10 updates



    Additional info:



    If you have further queries, I would suggest you to post your query in the
    TechNet Forums, where we have support professionals
    well equipped with the knowledge on Delivery Optimization.
     
    Junaid_A, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. Brink Win User
    Measuring Delivery Optimization and its impact to your network


    Source: Measuring Delivery Optimization and its impact to your network - Microsoft Tech Community - 301809



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    Measuring Delivery Optimization and its impact to your network

    Source: Measuring Delivery Optimization and its impact to your network - Microsoft Tech Community - 301809



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