Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
BITS is often erroneously confused with Windows Update service because Windows Update service uses Background Intelligent Transfer Service by default.
BITS regulates the transfer rate to minimize impact on user interactivity, such as a job sent to a network printer or web pages viewed through Internet Explorer.
BITS is exposed to programmers through a set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs). For more information on using BITS programmatic interfaces, see the Microsoft Developer Network.
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