2.10 Additional Considerations

The Content Caching and Retrieval protocols support the SMB 2.1, 3.x, and HTTP 1.1 protocols. Applications do not have to directly communicate with the system, although they can do so if necessary.<17> However, applications that access SMB 2.1, 3.x, and HTTP interfaces in both the Windows 7 operating system and the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system transparently benefit from Content Caching and Retrieval when it is enabled.

During content retrieval, if the content is made up of multiple segments, the content client must manage that retrieval and concatenate blocks into segments to reconstruct the original content. The unit of retrieval is the block.