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Background Intelligent Transfer Service - Windows Vista 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, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Basic Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Home Premium Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Business Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)
Ultimate Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start) Automatic (Delayed Start)

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

Background Intelligent Transfer Service logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Background Intelligent Transfer Service fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista 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 system components are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBackgroundIntelligentTransferServiceWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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 Vista installation media.