Background Intelligent Transfer Service Version 1.5 (SDK Package)

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BITS is a service that applications can use to transfer files asynchronously between a client and an HTTP server.
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    1.8 MB

      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.

      This package contains BITS 1.5 Client and BITS 1.5 Server components for redistribution by software vendors to their clients, and sample applications and symbols to help software developers who are writing programs to take advantage of BITS 1.5.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows XP

      1. BITS v1.5 Client included in this package requires Windows 2000 or Windows XP.

      2. BITS v1.5 Server included in this package requires Windows 2000 Server SP2 or higher, with Internet Information Service (IIS) version 5.0 installed and running on the server computer.

    • This package is a self-extracting file that contains the BITS 1.5 Client, BITS 1.5 Server components, sample applications, and symbols. Running this program will allow you choose where to store the extracted files.

      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.

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