Solved

How can I make an msi package BITS compliant

Posted on 2009-05-04
6
388 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
We have a request from our customer to make msi packages BITS compliant. (Background Intelligent Transfer Service )
Do you have any idea how this can be done ?

0
Comment
Question by:itbabe
6 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:vmwarun - Arun
vmwarun - Arun earned 200 total points
ID: 24293298
BITS is actually used during Windows Automatic Updates in order to use the bandwidth effectively when downloading updates.

Could you be specific as to what application is being requested by the customer to be BITS Compliant ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:itbabe
ID: 24293353
We create msi packages and the customer wants to make sure that the windows installer packages we create are bits compliant.  How can we check this ?

Please advise.
0
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:vmwarun - Arun
vmwarun - Arun earned 200 total points
ID: 24293489
Could you be specific as to what application is being requested by the customer to be BITS Compliant ?
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 

Author Comment

by:itbabe
ID: 24293547
The windows installer package that is being distributed via the sms 2003 distribution system.
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:Miele102
Miele102 earned 100 total points
ID: 24294244
Applications can repackaged as a msi and can be published with sms but there are limited applications that use bits (Windows OS and some MS Office applications.) All other applications have there own update services. You can change update settings by repackaging a application with Orca or use a script.
When you provide the name of the application i can give you a more correct answer .
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Vadim Rapp earned 200 total points
ID: 24301322
MSI files don't need to be BITS-aware, since they don't download themselves (unless you are using web-based installation packages, which is unlikely). SMS 2003 will use BITS if you configure the application as "download and execute," which means the installation files for the program are first sent to the machine, and the application is then installed from the local cached copy of the installation files.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Internal CA server 6 91
vRealize Orchestrator 7 guide 4 44
Layer 3 switch recommendation 15 51
VM replication scenario and caveats ? 6 41
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question