Bitsadmin /setnoprogresstimeout

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Sets the length of time, in seconds, that the service tries to transfer the file after a transient error occurs.


bitsadmin /SetNoProgressTimeout <Job> <TimeOutvalue>


Parameter Description


The job's display name or GUID


A number represented in seconds.


  • The no progress timeout interval begins when the job encounters a transient error.

  • The timeout interval stops or resets when a byte of data is successfully transferred.

  • If no progress timeout interval exceeds the TimeOutvalue, then the job is placed in a fatal error state.


The following example sets the no progress time out value for the job named myDownloadJob to 20 seconds

C:\>bitsadmin /SetNoProgressTimeout myDownloadJob 20

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