Configure Bits Using Server Manager and IIS7

Due to so many links to topics everywhere, and so many repeat, duplicate topics, I am placing this comment in topics I’ve already fixed that I know are linked to a bunch or that I know I have seen a bunch and that I want to ensure aren’t duplicates or see if I can reuse something {this is the case for Enable Dir Browsing and Configure Bits}. AMS 12/2018

When transferring delta information from the server to the client, you can have the Web Service use either Background Intelligent Transmission Service (Bits) or UncCopy. Bits is a Microsoft technology that is used to transmit the delta file to the client. If the transfer is interrupted, the Bits technology picks up where it left off and completes the transfer. If you wish to use bits, the Replication Server must use IIS6 or later. UncCopy moves the delta file to the client. However, should the transmission be interrupted, the delta will NOT be copied to the client and the update will have to be performed again. UncCopy can be used with a server running IIS5 or IIS6.

If you choose to use UncCopy to transfer delta files, no further web configuration is necessary. If you wish to use Bits to transfer delta files from the server to the client, you must perform the following additional configuration.

  1. Open the Server Manager.
  2. Select Features and click Add Features. The Add Features wizard opens.
  3. In the wizard, select .Net Framework 3.0 Features and BITS Server Extensions.
  4. Continue until you complete the installation.

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