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i have a web farm with iis7 boxes running w2k8 and a single sql server running w2k8 also. all x64bit. We're on a private Gigabite LAN.

Should I have BITS enabled for

  1. each iis7 box?
  2. sql server box?

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BITS is only needed if you plan on having the server allow other services to upload or download files by using the BITS client. Examples would be a WSUS server would need the BITS Extensions installed.

Normally you wouldn't need this enabled.

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Cheers. The reason i raised this question wast this text => "preserve the responsiveness of other network applications". So i wondered if that ment it would enable any network traffic to run more efficiently .. somehow. But nope.. so all good! Thanks again Mr Denny :) – Pure.Krome Aug 4 '09 at 1:56
No problem. Happy to help. – mrdenny Aug 4 '09 at 2:50

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