This article describes the Windows Management Framework BITS package.
Windows Management Framework BITS
The Windows Management Framework BITS package provides updated management functionality for IT professionals. This package includes the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 4.0 (BITS) component.
BITS is a protocol that transfers files between a client and a server. BITS provides a simple way to reliably transfer files over HTTP or over HTTPS. BITS supports both downloads and uploads. Unlike other protocols that transfer files in the foreground, BITS transfers files in the background by default. Background transfers use only idle network bandwidth in order to preserve the user’s interactive experience with other network applications, such as Windows Internet Explorer. Foreground transfers are also supported.
For more information about the Windows Management Framework, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968929 Description of the Windows Management Framework on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008
For more information about BITS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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