Event ID 204 — Jobs

Updated: December 13, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008


A BITS job represents one application’s request to transfer a set of files from a server or to a server. A job contains one or more files to transfer, and properties that specify how BITS transfers the files and interacts with an application (such as the priority of the job, the number of files allowed, and the network credentials used to authenticate to a server).

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 204
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Bits-Client
Version: 7.0
Message: The BITS service provided job credentials in response to an authentication challenge from %1 for job %2, url %3. The credentials were rejected.


Enter the correct credentials for the BITS job

To resolve this issue, enter the correct credentials for the BITS job.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group or be the job owner, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To enter credentials for the BITS job:

  1. If the job fails to authenticate with a proxy server:
    • Open an elevated command prompt. To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
    • Type the following (where the ID of the job is referenced in the event):
    • PROXY NEGOTIATE <username> <password>
  2. If the job fails to authenticate with the download server:
    • From an elevated command prompt, type (where the ID of the job is referenced  in the event):
    • SERVER NEGOTIATE <username> <password>


To view jobs in the job queue:

  • From an elevated command prompt, type bitsadmin /list /allusers

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