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    can you use bits to transfer a folder full of files

    just a thought i had that may reduce network traffic and speed up software deploys but not sure if its a possible or if so how to do it

    is it possible to get bits to copy a folder full of files (so lets say the office 2010 source files) from a network share to say c:\office2010 (and ideally report back when its done) so that instead of every pc that is getting office pulls it from the network at bootup/shutdown they copy the source files to their own c drive over the day when the pc is "bored" (and lets face it in most schools local drive space ive found is seldom much of an issue) using bits shouldnt cripple the pc or network too much. Then when its finished (why i want a log) or even simpler if i can find a way of making a particular file finish transfering last i can just alter the install script to check for the existence of the last file if it aint there abort the script and try again later

    infact would local update publsher allow you to do this?

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    There's a command line util bitsadmin.exe you can use to make/query BITS jobs that was once my plan B for throwing files around the planet (didn't get around to playing with it because plan A worked).

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    There's BITSAdmin, but I think this is for transferring data to a web server. I know for a fact however that data transfer in Windows 7 is a lot quicker than Windows XP on the same hardware. It may have something to do with the fact Windows 7 uses BITS version 4.0.

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    bitsadmin does UNCs or URLs.

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    Yes. Its possible as long as you know its command line.

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