Background Intelligent Transfer Service Version 1.5 (Server Component)

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BITS Server is an ISAPI extension to IIS that allows background uploads from BITS Client computers to a server running the BITS Server component.
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      Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a Windows component that asynchronously transfers files in the foreground or background, throttles the transfers to preserve the responsiveness of other network applications, and will automatically resume file transfers when a computer is restarted and a network connection is re-established.

      BITS Client can download files from any HTTP/1.1 compliant server. However, to upload files to a server, the BITS 1.5 Server component must be installed on the server
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000

      • Installation of BITS 1.5 Server is supported on Windows 2000 Server SP2, Windows 2000 Server SP3 or Windows 2000 Server SP4. BITS 1.5 server also requires that Internet Information Service (IIS) version 5.0 must be installed and running on the server computer.

      1. Click the Download link to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.

      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
      3. After Setup completes, you can enable BITS Server on any Virtual Directory on the computer by navigating to the BITS panel in the IIS Administration page for that Virtual Directory.
    • BITS 1.5 Server requires WinHTTP, which is installed during setup. If you have an older version of WinHTTP that is loaded (in use) during setup, then BITS will not be able to update it until after the computer is restarted. Even though restarting your computer may not be required to complete this setup, it is recommended that you restart the computer.

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