Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates

Posted: 11-20-2008, 08:10 PM
My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
Can anyone advise?
Many thanks,
Koen

Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates


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Mick Murphy
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RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates
Posted: 11-20-2008, 09:24 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956706

Above is the MS link to correct that error problem in BITS
--
Mad Mike


"Koen" wrote:
> My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
> He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
> 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
> BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
> Can anyone advise?
> Many thanks,
> Koen
Salvador Manaois III
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RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates
Posted: 11-21-2008, 04:14 AM
Try reinstalling the services as outlined in this KB:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883614

Regards,

Salvador Manaois III
MCSE MCSA CIEH CIWA MCITP|Server/Enterprise Admin
Bytes & Badz : http://badzmanaois.blogspot.com


"Koen" wrote:
> My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
> He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
> 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
> BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
> Can anyone advise?
> Many thanks,
> Koen
Engel
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RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates
Posted: 11-21-2008, 08:05 PM
Hello Koen,

My 2 cents ;-)

See if anything here helps.


0x80246008 WU_E_DM_FAILTOCONNECTTOBITS A download manager operation failed
because the download manager was unable to connect the Background Intelligent

Transfer Service (BITS).

<http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>



You receive an error message when you try to download updates from the

Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, or when you

try to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 0x80246008

<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916251>


Good luck


Ǝ
-=-




"Koen" wrote:
> My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
> He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
> 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
> BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
> Can anyone advise?
> Many thanks,
> Koen
Koen
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RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates
Posted: 11-22-2008, 07:06 PM
Hi all,

Thanks for your replies!

Important is that the BITS service is simply not present and that this is a
Vista machine not an XP. Suggestions by Mick and Salvador probably for one of
these reasons did not solve the issue.

Engel: I'll pass on yours, but Vista is not mentioned, only XP and other
platforms.

I come back with more news asap.

Thanks,

Koen

"Engel" wrote:
> Hello Koen,
>
> My 2 cents ;-)
>
> See if anything here helps.
>
>
> 0x80246008 WU_E_DM_FAILTOCONNECTTOBITS A download manager operation failed
> because the download manager was unable to connect the Background Intelligent
>
> Transfer Service (BITS).
>
> <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>
>
>
>
> You receive an error message when you try to download updates from the
>
> Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, or when you
>
> try to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 0x80246008
>
> <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916251>
>
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ǝ
> -=-
>
>
>
>
> "Koen" wrote:
>
> > My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
> > He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
> > 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
> > BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
> > Can anyone advise?
> > Many thanks,
> > Koen
Mick Murphy
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RE: Vista: no BITS service, no automatic updates
Posted: 11-25-2008, 11:40 AM
Koen, my advice link does apply to vista, if you read down a little bit.
You tell it is Vista advice., by the start ORB

Also, at that download link of yours that you tried, did you try the manual
way to fix it.
Manual way is below the 32bit and 64bit download links.
--
Mad Mike


"Koen" wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Thanks for your replies!
>
> Important is that the BITS service is simply not present and that this is a
> Vista machine not an XP. Suggestions by Mick and Salvador probably for one of
> these reasons did not solve the issue.
>
> Engel: I'll pass on yours, but Vista is not mentioned, only XP and other
> platforms.
>
> I come back with more news asap.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Koen
>
> "Engel" wrote:
>
> > Hello Koen,
> >
> > My 2 cents ;-)
> >
> > See if anything here helps.
> >
> >
> > 0x80246008 WU_E_DM_FAILTOCONNECTTOBITS A download manager operation failed
> > because the download manager was unable to connect the Background Intelligent
> >
> > Transfer Service (BITS).
> >
> > <http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910337>
> >
> >
> >
> > You receive an error message when you try to download updates from the
> >
> > Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site, or when you
> >
> > try to start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service 0x80246008
> >
> > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916251>
> >
> >
> > Good luck
> >
> >
> > Ǝ
> > -=-
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Koen" wrote:
> >
> > > My father-in-law has windows vista home premium.
> > > He can no longer get any automatic updates, this generates error code
> > > 80246008. Support information refers to a corrupt BITS service. However, the
> > > BITS service is missing among the Services. Downloading files from
> > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520 does not restore the BITS service.
> > > Can anyone advise?
> > > Many thanks,
> > > Koen
 
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