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Background Intelligent Transfer Service - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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

Default Properties

Display name:Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Service name:BITS
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\qmgr.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege

Default Behavior

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.

Dependencies

Background Intelligent Transfer Service won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Automated Restore

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.