Applies to:

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008

 

Updated: Feb. 21, 2014.

 

With more folks deploying Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the following question is being asked…

Q: In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1/2, you had to install the “Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service” but the “System Requirements” doesn’t have Windows 7 nor Windows Server 2008 R2 listed.

Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e24ade0a-5efe-43c8-b9c3-5d0ecb2f39af&displaylang=en

A:  By design.  The memory management algorithms in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems were updated to address many file caching problems found in previous versions of Windows.

You do not need to install this additional service.

The updated version is available at Microsoft Windows Dynamic Cache Service
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9258

http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/B/4/EB4D83B1-6B8E-4892-BD99-95DA07407640/DynCache.zip

For more information, please check out the following blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/archive/2007/11/27/too-much-cache.aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/archive/2009/02/06/microsoft-windows-dynamic-cache-service.aspx