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BITS Background Intelligent Transfer Service

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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.....
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by:KCTS
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Enabled - a lot of stuff including Windows Update, SMS and WSUS requires it
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by:Cluskitt
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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.
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by:westhelpdesk
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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??????
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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.
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by:westhelpdesk
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You are correct..allready installed and running...thanks,,,,,
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