Set up a work 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 work and nonwork days and hours. The work schedule is defined using a weekly calendar, which consists of days of the week and hours of the day. All hours and days that are not defined in a work schedule are considered non-work hours.

If you enable this policy setting, you can set up a schedule for limiting network bandwidth during both work and nonwork hours. After the work schedule is defined, you can set the bandwidth usage limits for each of the three BITS background priority levels: high, normal, and low.

You can specify a limit to use for background jobs during a work schedule. For example, you can limit the network bandwidth of low priority jobs to 128 Kbps from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Monday through Friday, and then set the limit to 512 Kbps for nonwork hours.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, BITS uses all available unused bandwidth for background job transfers.

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

Ignore bandwidth limits if the source and the destination are on the same subnet.
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS\Throttling
Value NameIgnoreBandwidthLimitsOnLan
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0

Work Days

From


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

To


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

Daily Work Hours

From


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

To


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

Bandwidth Limits During Work Hours

High Priority Limit:

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

Normal Priority Limit:

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

Low Priority Limit:

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

Bandwidth Limits During Non-Work Hours

High Priority Limit:

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

Normal Priority Limit:

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

Low Priority Limit:

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


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