Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Core||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Automatic||Automatic|
|Pro||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Manual||Automatic|
|Enterprise||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Automatic||Automatic|
|Display name:||Background Intelligent Transfer Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Background Intelligent Transfer Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the BITS service has failed to start.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreBackgroundIntelligentTransferServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
qmgr.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.