Bitsadmin /create


Updated: November 23, 2015

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Creates a transfer job with the given display name.

bitsadmin /create [Type] DisplayName




  • /Download—transfers data from a server to a local file.

  • /Upload—transfers data from a local file to a server.

  • /Upload-Reply—transfers data from a local file to a server and receives a reply file from the server.

  • This parameter defaults to /Download when not specified on the command line.


The display name assigned to the newly created job.

Use the Bitsadmin -resume switch to activate the job in the transfer queue.

Creates a download job named myDownloadJob.

C:\>bitsadmin /create myDownloadJob