Remove-​Bits​Transfer

Cancels a BITS transfer job.

Syntax

Remove-BitsTransfer
      [-BitsJob] <BitsJob[]>
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-BitsTransfer cmdlet cancels a Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) transfer job. It deletes the underlying transfer job, removes any temporary files from the client, and deletes the associated BitsJob object.

When the Remove-BitsTransfer cmdlet cancels a transfer job, it deletes all the transfers. Consider a scenario is which you are transferring three files. One file is completely transferred, one file is pending, and one file is currently being transferred. In this scenario, Remove-BitsTransfer cancels the whole transfer and deletes the underlying files. Any files that were already transferred are not available after you use the Remove-BitsTransfer cmdlet to cancel the transfer job. Optionally, you can use the Complete-BitsTransfer cmdlet to commit any files that are completely downloaded and to cancel the pending and current transfers. The transferred file is not be deleted and is available.

Examples

Example 1: Cancel all BITS transfer jobs owned by the current user

PS C:\> Get-BitsTransfer | Remove-BitsTransfer

This command cancels all the BITS transfer jobs that are owned by the current user.

The output of the Get-BitsTransfer cmdlet is piped to the Remove-BitsTransfer cmdlet. The output is a set of BitsJob objects.

Example 2: Cancel all BITS transfer jobs on the computer

C:\PS>$Bits = Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers
PS C:\> Remove-BitsTransfer -BitsJob $Bits

This command cancels all the BITS transfer jobs on the computer.

The first command gets all the BitsJob objects on the computer and then stores them in the $Bits variable.

The second command uses the BitsJob parameter to pass the BitsJob objects that are stored in the $Bits variable to the Remove-BitsTransfer cmdlet.

Required Parameters

-BitsJob

Specifies an array of BITS transfer jobs to cancel. You can pipe a value to this parameter from other cmdlets that return BitsJob objects, such as the Get-BitsTransfer cmdlet.

Type:BitsJob[]
Aliases:b
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.BackgroundIntelligentTransfer.Management.BitsJob[]

This cmdlet accepts one or more BitsJob objects as input that populates the BitsJob parameter.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

  • After a job is removed or completed, any job objects that were previously cached in variables or in scripts are no longer valid.