Set up a maintenance schedule to limit the maximum network bandwidth used for BITS background transfers

This policy setting limits the network bandwidth that Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) uses for background transfers during the maintenance days and hours. Maintenance schedules further limit the network bandwidth that is used for background transfers.

If you enable this policy setting, you can define a separate set of network bandwidth limits and set up a schedule for the maintenance period.

You can specify a limit to use for background jobs during a maintenance schedule. For example, if normal priority jobs are currently limited to 256 Kbps on a work schedule, you can further limit the network bandwidth of normal priority jobs to 0 Kbps from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on a maintenance schedule.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the limits defined for work or nonwork schedules will be used.

Note: The bandwidth limits that are set for the maintenance period supersede any limits defined for work and other schedules.

Supported on: Windows 7 or computers with BITS 3.5 installed.
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling
Value NameEnableMaintenanceLimits
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Maintenance Days

From


  1. Sunday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Monday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Tuesday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Wednesday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. Thursday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. Friday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  7. Saturday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6

To


  1. Sunday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Monday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Tuesday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Wednesday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. Thursday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. Friday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  7. Saturday
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndDay
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6

Daily Maintenance Hours

From


  1. 12 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. 1 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. 2 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. 3 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. 4 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. 5 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  7. 6 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6
  8. 7 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value7
  9. 8 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value8
  10. 9 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value9
  11. 10 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value10
  12. 11 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value11
  13. 12 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value12
  14. 1 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value13
  15. 2 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value14
  16. 3 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value15
  17. 4 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value16
  18. 5 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value17
  19. 6 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value18
  20. 7 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value19
  21. 8 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value20
  22. 9 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value21
  23. 10 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value22
  24. 11 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameStartHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value23

To


  1. 12 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. 1 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. 2 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. 3 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3
  5. 4 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  6. 5 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value5
  7. 6 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value6
  8. 7 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value7
  9. 8 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value8
  10. 9 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value9
  11. 10 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value10
  12. 11 AM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value11
  13. 12 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value12
  14. 1 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value13
  15. 2 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value14
  16. 3 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value15
  17. 4 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value16
  18. 5 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value17
  19. 6 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value18
  20. 7 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value19
  21. 8 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value20
  22. 9 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value21
  23. 10 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value22
  24. 11 PM
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameEndHour
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value23

Bandwidth Limits During Maintenance Hours

High Priority Limit:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
Value NameHighBandwidthLimit
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value4294967200
High Priority Unit:


  1. Kbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameHighBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Mbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameHighBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Unlimited
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameHighBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3

Normal Priority Limit:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
Value NameNormalBandwidthLimit
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value4294967200
Normal Priority Unit:


  1. Kbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameNormalBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Mbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameNormalBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Unlimited
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameNormalBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3

Low Priority Limit:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
Value NameLowBandwidthLimit
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
Min Value
Max Value4294967200
Low Priority Unit:


  1. Kbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameLowBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Mbps
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameLowBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Unlimited
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling\MaintenanceSchedule
    Value NameLowBandwidthType
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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