Solved

BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Posted on 2010-09-20
5
770 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Basic question but cant find any info on it....

Running Server 2008 R2 Enterprise as a DC,GC, DNS, WINS and our File Server which is the main DC which holds all FSMO Rolls.....

Should i enable BITS on this Server??? Why or why not???? Please explain...by default it is off.....
0
Comment
Question by:westhelpdesk
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 33715863
Enabled - a lot of stuff including Windows Update, SMS and WSUS requires it
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Cluskitt
ID: 33715894
This should ALWAYS be enabled on ALL windows. You can configure it to just alert you of updates, to transfer but not install, or to install silently, but you should ALWAYS have it enabled.
0
 

Author Comment

by:westhelpdesk
ID: 33716188
when i go to install this on Server 08 R2 it is stating that you have to install WEB IIS Services...dont know but i dont beleive i want to install this......any thoughts?????ya or na??????
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Cluskitt earned 500 total points
ID: 33716209
You don't need to install it. It's part of the OS. You can disable it, but never uninstall it, AFAIK. Check your services and see if BITS is there. If it is, make sure it's set to automatic and that it's started.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:westhelpdesk
ID: 33716254
You are correct..allready installed and running...thanks,,,,,
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

762 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now