Users have the option of building the cache files necessary for point caching on a remote machine. This feature is useful if the destination machine has limited network connectivity with the PI Server or if identical application configuration will be deployed as in a failover configuration using the same host PI Server. For example, if the application node is running on a remote off-shore oil platform using a network connection with limited throughput, the cache files may be built on an application node or even the PI Server located at the corporate headquarters. The files may then be transferred to the remote site as desired. The cache files built on the remote machine must be validated by the destination application node. To validate remotely created cache files, the values in the SCacheConfig structure used in creating the remote cache files must contain identical entries on the destination application node. The following is a list of requirements necessary to successfully build caching files on a remote machine.