Event ID 12 — BITS Server Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) server extends Internet Information Services (IIS) to support throttled, restartable uploads. To upload files to a server using BITS, the server must have IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 and the BITS server extension ISAPI installed. The BITS server extension is a subcomponent of IIS, which is a subcomponent of Web Application Server.

To use the upload feature, create an IIS virtual directory on the server where clients can upload files. A virtual directory should be created for each type of client. BITS adds properties to the IIS metabase for the virtual directory created and uses these properties to determine how to upload the files.






Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 12
Source: BITS Server Extensions
Version: 6.1
Message: Disabling BITS uploads for the virtual directory %2 failed with error %1. The error occurred while deleting the cleanup task.


Delete the CleanUp task

To resolve this issue, delete the CleanUp task.

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

To delete the CleanUp task:

  1. Open Task Scheduler by typing tasksched.msc at the command prompt.
  2. Check for the name of the task in the task list. The task name will start with BITS_<name of vdir> and is appended with a GUID.
  3. Right-click the task name. Click Remove.


To  verify the BITS server has been configured correctly, start the BITS console and ensure that all the properties are displayed without any errors.

To start the BITS console:

  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager from the Start menu: Point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Click Features at the bottom of the IIS Manager screen.
  3. Click BITS Uploads and check the settings.

BITS Server Configuration

BITS Infrastructure