Event ID 14 — Peer List

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

BITS automatically discovers new peers when a job requests content from a peer and there are not enough peers in the client's peer list. Peers must be in the same subnet and domain as the client and be enabled to serve content to peers.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 14
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Bits-Client
Version: 7.0
Message: BITS was not able to listen for peer-server announcements. The error code was %1. BITS jobs on this machine will not be able to use peer-caching. To fix this problem, try stopping the BITS service and restarting it.


Restart the BITS service

To resolve this issue, stop and then restart the BITS service.

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To stop and restart the BITS service:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt. To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
  2. Type sc stop bits, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type sc start bits, and then press ENTER.


To check that the BITS has discovered peers:

  1. From an elevated command prompt, type bitsadmin /peers /list
  2. Ensure that the output lists peers.
  3. If the output does not list any peers, retry peer discovery by typing  bitsadmin /peers /discover

Peer List

BITS Infrastructure