Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

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What is Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)?

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a component of the Microsoft Windows operating system that enables the transfer of files between computers using idle network bandwidth. It was designed to allow large files to be downloaded or uploaded in the background without affecting the performance of other networked applications.

BITS can transfer files using HTTP or HTTPS protocols and can be used to transfer files between computers on a local network or over the internet. It supports features such as resume capability, which allows interrupted transfers to be resumed from the point of interruption, and throttling, which allows the transfer rate to be adjusted to ensure that it does not consume too much bandwidth.

BITS is often used to transfer large files, such as software updates, between computers. It is also used by applications that require the transfer of large amounts of data, such as backup and synchronization software.

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Operating System (OS)