Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Defaults in Windows 10

Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is disabled, then any applications that depend on BITS, such as Windows Update or MSN Explorer, will be unable to automatically download programs and other information.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Service name:BITS
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%SystemRoot%\System32\qmgr.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS
Privileges:
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege

Default Behavior

Background Intelligent Transfer Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting automatically when the operating system starts. Then the Background Intelligent Transfer Service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Background Intelligent Transfer Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the BITS service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

Background Intelligent Transfer Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Background Intelligent Transfer Service

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_BITS_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The BITS service is using the qmgr.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.