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Do not allow the computer to act as a BITS Peercaching client

GPO PowerShell Regedit CMD

In PowerShell we can use Get-GPRegistryValue cmled to identify the registry key(s) associated with:

More information about Get-GPRegistryValue can be found on this link:


For Enabled we get:

For Disabled we get:


This policy setting specifies whether the computer will act as a BITS peer caching client. By default, when BITS peer caching is enabled, the computer acts as both

a peer caching server (offering files to its peers) and a peer caching client (downloading files from its peers).

If you enable this policy setting, the computer will no longer use the BITS peer caching feature to download files; files will be downloaded only from the origin server.

However, the computer will still make files available to its peers.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the computer attempts to download peer-enabled BITS jobs from peer computers before reverting to the origin


Note: This policy setting has no effect if the "Allow BITS peer caching" policy setting is disabled or not configured.

Supported on:

At least Windows Vista