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Bitsadmin /setnotifycmdline


Updated: April 17, 2012

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

Sets the command-line command that will run when the job finishes transferring data or when a job enters a state..

bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine <Job> <ProgramName> [ProgramParameters]




The job's display name or GUID


Name of the command to run when the job completes.


Parameters that you want to pass to ProgramName.

You can specify NULL for ProgramName and ProgramParameters. If ProgramName is NULL, ProgramParameters must be NULL.


If ProgramParameters is not NULL, then the first parameter in ProgramParameters must match ProgramName.

The following example sets the command-line command used by the service to run notepad when the job named myDownloadJob completes.

C:\>bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine myDownloadJob c:\winnt\system32\notepad.exe NULL
C:\>bitsadmin /SetNotifyCmdLine myDownloadJob c:\winnt\system32\notepad.exe "notepad c:\eula.txt"
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