Question about BITS and WSUS for remote users

bwinkworth
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Hi,
 I have about 15 remote users logging in with VPN. WSUS ver 3.2. On the Server 2008 where I have WSUS functioning I have BITS limiting my bandwidth when I approve updates. If I want to limit the bandwidth when my remote users log into the vpn, can I control that with BITS? If so, do I set it in the GPO I have for my users for BITS or does the BITS that's on the WSUS server take care of that?

Thanks a lot,
BW
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Chris DentPowerShell Developer
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The short answer is no.

Things have to be taught how to interact with BITS, you can't make arbitrary applications / services use it at random I'm afraid.

Chris
DonNetwork Administrator

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DonNetwork Administrator

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When you throttle Bits for WSUS you will then also be throttling it for ALL applications.
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All applications as in Microsoft Applications or any application that uses the internet?

BW
DonNetwork Administrator

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DonNetwork Administrator

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Any application that uses Bits

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Interesting. So if I enabled BITS on the DC in the Policy that is setup for WSUS it would affect all the computers I have in the group and would throttle any application that uses BITS on those client computers?
I think I got it :D

Thanks,
BW
DonNetwork Administrator

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Yes,
Your welcome

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Sorry just one more question. If I set BITS on the DC to say 100KB/sec, if I have 15 remote users logged in, does each user get 100KB/sec for their updates or is that the max for the total that users can have?

BW
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The group policy sets it for the Max. This is a machine setting.
 Background transfers use only idle network bandwidth in order to preserve the user’s interactive experience with other network applications, such as Internet Explorer. BITS examines the network traffic, and uses only the idle portion of the network bandwidth. BITS regulates its use of bandwidth as users increase or decrease their use of the bandwidth.
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457145.aspx 

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Thanks again for the clarification.
BW

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