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Enable or Disable BITS IIS Server Extension

Updated: February 18, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) IIS Server Extension lets you configure an IIS server to let BITS clients to perform or resume background file uploads to IIS virtual directories. Upon completion of a file upload, BITS Server can notify a Web application of the new file (through a POST to a configurable URL) in order to process the uploaded files. Your Web application can then optionally reply to the client's posting.

After you have installed BITS IIS Server Extension, you enable it and customize the settings as needed for your environment. For installation instructions, see BITS IIS Server Extension. You can disable BITS IIS Server extension if it is necessary by clearing the Allow clients to upload files check box.

To enable BITS IIS Server Extension
  1. Browse to the virtual directory in IIS Manager.

  2. From the features view of the virtual directory, double-click BITS Uploads.

  3. Select the Allow clients to upload files check box, and then click Apply.

By default, BITS IIS Server Extension uses the settings from the parent Web site of the virtual directory. If these settings are not present, then BITS Server uses its default settings.

You can change the behavior of BITS Server for the virtual directory by selecting the Customize Settings option. For information about these settings, see Customize BITS IIS Server Extension Settings.

To disable BITS IIS Server Extension
  1. Browse to the virtual directory in IIS Manager.

  2. From the features view of the virtual directory, double-click BITS Uploads.

  3. Clear the Allow clients to upload files check box, and then click Apply.

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