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If the BITS is not configured in client policy then how client can download window updates or any other deployments ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If the BITS is  not configured in client policy then how client can download window updates or any other  deployments ?

    Do  Bits should be enabled ?

    If the Bits service is stopped how it run automatically at the time of downloading  updates  ?

    When data is distributed between primary site to DP server does it use SMB ?

    Monday, November 18, 2019 4:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    BITS is used for uploading hardware inventory, software inventory, software metering, and file collection data to the management point as well as for downloading content, policies, and patches. It's also used for client deployment. So BITS service can’t be disabled. BITS service will be triggered when downloading windows updates, content, policies and etc,  the BITS service will be running. It will turn to "Stopped" state when the service is idle, then it may be used to save system resource.

    For another question,. If we didn’t change the Bits setting in Client Setting, the default one is as below: the network bandwidth is not limited

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/deploy/about-client-settings

     

    For the data transferred from site server to DP. It will use SMB. But if it is a pull-DP, it pulls content from another DP instead of having it pushed from the site server. They use BITS to perform this pull transfer instead of SMB. 

     
    Hope it can help.
     
    Best regards.
    Crystal

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    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:30 AM

All replies

  • Not configured doesn't mean disabled or off, it just means you don't have an explicit throttle configured.

    As long as BITS is not disabled, stopped is fine.

    Yes, content transfer from the Site Server to Site Systems hosting the DP role uses SMB.

    > Do  Bits should be enabled ?

    I have no idea what this means.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, November 18, 2019 6:06 PM
  • Ty for the reply Jason .

    Not configured doesn't mean disabled or off, it just means you don't have an explicit throttle configured.

    If the BITS disabled then how content will be download by the client ?The DTS and CTM use BITS only to download data to client. 

    As long as BITS is not disabled, stopped is fine

    Does it mean when system will install window update or it start download window updates BITS will automatically run ? if yes how ?

    Monday, November 18, 2019 6:13 PM
  • > If the BITS disabled then how content will be download by the client ?The DTS and CTM use BITS only to download data to client.

    It won't and can't. As noted though, not having policies doesn't mean its disabled.

    > Does it mean when system will install window update or it start download window updates BITS will automatically run ? if yes how ?

    Yes. This is just how it works. When anything initiates a BITS download, the BITS service is started to handle the request.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, November 18, 2019 6:45 PM
  • Hi,

    BITS is used for uploading hardware inventory, software inventory, software metering, and file collection data to the management point as well as for downloading content, policies, and patches. It's also used for client deployment. So BITS service can’t be disabled. BITS service will be triggered when downloading windows updates, content, policies and etc,  the BITS service will be running. It will turn to "Stopped" state when the service is idle, then it may be used to save system resource.

    For another question,. If we didn’t change the Bits setting in Client Setting, the default one is as below: the network bandwidth is not limited

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/deploy/about-client-settings

     

    For the data transferred from site server to DP. It will use SMB. But if it is a pull-DP, it pulls content from another DP instead of having it pushed from the site server. They use BITS to perform this pull transfer instead of SMB. 

     
    Hope it can help.
     
    Best regards.
    Crystal

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:30 AM