Re-create BITS and Windows Update Services for Windows 7

Re-create BITS and Windows Update Services for Windows 7

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So, you had a bit of nasty malware.  You’re almost back to square one, but have now found yourself in the unfortunate position of having missing services–specifically the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update services.

Never fear.  These, too, can be recreated in the event that your System Restore points are borked.  Copy/paste the commands into an elevated command prompt.

REM Recreate Windows Update / BITS Services for Windows 7

sc create BITS DisplayName= "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" Start= delayed-auto depend= EventSystem/RpcSs

sc create wuauserv DisplayName= "Windows Update" binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" Start= delayed-auto depend= RpcSs

Published by Aaron Guilmette

Helping companies conquer inferior technology since 1997. I spend my time developing and implementing technology solutions so people can spend less time with technology. Specialties: Active Directory and Exchange consulting and deployment, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Office 365, datacenter migration/consolidation, cheese.

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