1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 19, 2016 10:08 AM by cwinning

    Why can't BITS be used for low bandwidth patch seeding?


      For organizations with satellite offices that use smaller pipes, having a distribution server may not be as effective for patch deployment.  Why can't the BITS service be leveraged to seed patches at low bandwidth speeds in a similar (or better) fashion that Microsoft does theirs? 

        • 1. Re: Why can't BITS be used for low bandwidth patch seeding?
          cwinning CommunityTeam



          We do fall back to BITS when agents are not able to download patches, but no throttling is involved.  From what I recall, incorporating BITS throttling is a costly (R&D) endeavor and we haven't see enough requests for it in the past. I think your best bet would be to submit a feature request to let the Product Managers know users are looking for this feature.


          Submit A Feature Request


          That being said, I know of a few customers who chose to use 3rd party file replication or copying applications (that have throttling) sync files between the Distribution Servers instead of allowing Protect to do it.  This is in extreme cases where bandwidth is very limited.