May 4 2012

SCCM 2012 and client side BITS…

I noticed this in the SCCM 2012 product documentation update today…

Microsoft Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is required to allow throttled data transfers between the client computer and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site systems. BITS is not automatically downloaded during client installation. Most operating systems include BITS, but if they do not (for example, Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2), you must install BITS before you install the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager client.


I think this will catch out a few people…. a good one to remember…

I think the fact that the client deployment in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager does not include BITS will catch out a few people, especially since the documentation puts this point under the ‘Dependencies External to Configuration Manager and Automatically Downloaded During Installation’ section….

See Prerequisites for Client Deployment in Configuration Manager –



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Posted May 4, 2012 by danovich in category "SMS / SCCM", "Windows

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