The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of Microsoft Windows XP and later operating systems that facilitates prioritized, throttled, and asynchronous transfer of files between machines using idle network bandwidth.

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How can I prioritize BITS protocol traffic as Bulk class without dragging interactive web applications down with it?

Windows Update (which uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) protocol) sometimes monopolizes our ADSL uplink. It interferes with interactive applications such as our "in the cloud" ...
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BITS service will not start on Windows 8.1

The BITS service will not start on my machine (Windows 8, 64-bit), (preventing Windows Updates from being downloaded): C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc start bits SERVICE_NAME: bits TYPE ...
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Is it possible to use an Elastic Load Balancer on an IIS Server accepting BITS Uploads?

I have a website hosted on EC2 using IIS 8.5. I've got a virtual directory with BITS uploads enabled, and everything works over http and now https when my URL points to the instance's public EIP. The ...
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SQL & BITS Errors on prereq for SCCM 2012

Hey anyone that can help, I've been stumped by this problem for a while now and I've no idea what to do. I've installed SQL 2008 to run with SCCM '12. I've set Log On As a domain account with ...
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GPO limited by system version (Windows Server 2012)?

Windows Server 2012 I want to enable this local GPO: Where it says "Supported on: Windows 7 or computers with BITS 3.5 installed" got me confused, because Windows Server 2012 has BITS 7.6 ...
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Is there a list of server error codes for IIS BITS Uploads or a definition for 0x80070585 (“Invalid Index”)?

I've got IIS 8.5 running on a couple of servers with BITS uploads enabled on a virtual directory. Looking through the logs, I see several different sorts of errors where it says ...
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BITS policies to limit bandwitdth usage is not taking effect

We have a fleet of roughly 1300 Windows 7 SP1 clients who use a centralized WSUS server to download updates from. We've implemented the following BITS policy to limit the bandwidth during working ...
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Background intelligent transfer with IIS server

I need help with setting my IIS server for BITS upload. i want to upload and download files from the virtual directory i have assigned to one of my websites. but i m not able to upload and download ...
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Outlook/BITS client can't download the OAB, returns HTTP 401

We're having difficulties with Outlook clients running in cached mode. They get stuck forever on "Offline Address Book is connecting to Microsoft Exchange". The two Exchange servers in question are ...
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Installing SCCM Client 2012 failed: “CcmSetup failed with error code 0x80004002”

We're using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012. And I have issues installing the SCCM Client on a Windows XP Prof SP3 PC. The Log on the XP machine says: Failed to query BITS 2.5 ...
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Configure not to require the Range Header?

I am trying to get my WSUS server to download patches through a proxy. The proxy screws up the http header. BITS requires the range header. Is there a way to get BITS not to require the range ...
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Does Windows Server backup use BITS?

I've been told that Windows Server 2008 and newer uses the BITS service to transfer files that are backed up to a UNC share (using Windows server backup/NTbackup) but I can't find any documentation to ...
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Start-BitsTransfer Works when triggered manually from powershell but not using a windows service

I'm using BITS to transfer file from one windows 2008 R2 server to the other. When I run the command manually from powershell or regular command line it works perfectly. Now when I use the same ...
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WSUS can't download anything, unclear why

I've got 2 WSUS servers: An old W2K3, WSUS 3.0SP2 box and a brand new 2012 server with the WSUS role enabled. The old machine works fine and pulls the updates from MS via the company proxy. (With ...
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WSUS and windows update make clients PC very slow

At our office, there is a WSUS server that distributes windows updates to every client PC (Windows 7) between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. The problem is that he PCs become very slow during that time. Is ...
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BITS http download job fails to connect for owner Local SYSTEM account

A service I have written that uses BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) to auto update itself is having a problem on some machines (Windows 7 so far). I have been investigating and have ...
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How to enable BITS Peercaching?

Beyond the obvious of setting the GPO to "enabled". bitsadmin /peercaching /getconfigurationflags Peercaching configuration flags: Enable download from peers :false Enable ...
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Setting up a BITS server for upload only

Often we need to have clients send large backup sets to us. We currently use ftp, however we run in to the issue of the ftp client being closed on the client's computer before the the transfer is ...
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SCCM 2012 - some remote clients unable to download some applications, 401.2 error

I've got a small SCCM 2012 deployment with about 35 clients attached. Most of these clients are in the same network as the single SCCM host, but three are about 1000 miles away. Oddly, these three ...
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SCVMM P2V conversion slow

I am trying to run some P2V conversions using SCVMM 2012 Release Candidate. The source machines are Windows Server 2008 SP2 hosts in a local network. The destination is a Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1. ...
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media is write protected when using diskshadow.exe, start-bitstransfer powershell cmdlet

i am trying to use the powershell start-bitstransfer cmdlets to transfer a file i have exposed using a vss snapshot (via diskshadow), but unfortunately i am receiving the following error: ...