Windows XP Background Intelligent Transfer Service

 

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

 

Article by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

 


Windows XP Services

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Below is a description of this Windows XP service:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

# Service Name:

BITS

# Service Description:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service Transfers data between clients and servers in the background. If BITS is disabled, features such as Windows Update will not work correctly.

# Default Settings:

Default setting in Windows XP Professional: Manual
Default setting in Windows XP Home: Manual


# This Windows service logs on as:

Local System

# The default path for this Windows service is:

%systemroot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

# This Windows service depends on the following system components:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

# The following services have a dependency on this service:

None.

Marc Says:

Some applications use this service for updates. For example Windows Live Messenger will query remote web services in the background to obtain its update information.

If a newer version is available, a BITS job is scheduled locally on the PC to automatically download it in the background.

If you DISABLE this service not only will Windows Update fail but so to will any installed applications that rely on BITS for their update mechanism.

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