Published: 20.11.2017 05:05

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Fix: Windows Update Service or BITS Service is Missing from

In this example, you add computers to computer groups in two different ways: by manually assigning unassigned computers and by searching for multiple computers.

Deploy Windows 10 updates using Windows Server Update Services

Once the BITS service is installed, we need to make sure it’s registered properly. If not, you can try to start it from the Services panel, but you’ll probably get an error like:

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You can use computer groups to target a subset of devices that have specific quality and feature updates. These groups represent your deployment rings, as controlled by WSUS. You can populate the groups either manually by using the WSUS Administration Console or automatically through Group Policy. Regardless of the method you choose, you must first create the groups in the WSUS Administration Console.


9. Specify a destination location (. your Desktop ), give a filename (. “ RegistryUntouched ”), select at Export range: All and press Save.


If the Service status is Running, click the Stop button an click the Start button to restart the service. Then click OK button.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.

This got me out of trouble, but I had to do the following to get it going as I still had the error message, click change settings and allow windows to install updates automatically. You can go and change it back later, it then proceeded to allow me to download.

C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\Web Intelligence\swi_ /registerService
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\Web Intelligence\swi_ /update

Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service). Found this site. Took a chance and downloaded the executable fix. It worked. Faith in humanity restored.

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