What’s new in BITS for Windows 7

List of new stuff in BITS for Windows 7 

  • Peer caching now uses Windows BranchCache. This new peer caching model replaces the model used for BITS version 3.0. For more information, see Peer Caching.

  • Added a more flexible resource access model that allows applications to associate a pair of security tokens to a BITS transfer job. For more information, see Helper tokens for BITS transfer jobs.

  • Added the BITS Compact Server, which is a stand-alone HTTP/HTTPS file server that provides the ability to transfer a limited number of large files asynchronously between computers.

  • Added more granular bandwidth throttling. For more information, see Group Policies.


You can visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363167(VS.85).aspx for more.

 Kapil Mathur [MSFT]

Comments (3)

  1. doucol says:

    How do I enable BITS in IIS 7 on Windows 7?


  2. If you are asking about enabling BranchCache in Windows Server 2008 R2, then you can follow the instructions in the following link:


    If you are asking about enabling BITS IIS Server Extension in Windows Server 2008 R2, then the steps are in the following link:


    Hope this helps,

    Alex Ng [MSFT]

  3. Kenvin Kim says:

    How do I install  BITS Compact Server for window 7?

    Any documentation to work with  BITS Compact Server in window 7.

    I search everywhere and still cannot figure out how to install  BITS Compact Server for window 7.

    All topics are about  BITS Compact Server for window server.

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