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BITS - Background Intelligent Transfer Service

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First of all, this is not a request nor am I trying to get a rent-a-coder for free,

The company I work for has a number of small remote offices where keeping the workstations up-to-date is a bit of a pain. We are looking at leveraging Microsoft's BITS to improve on the distribution of software installation packages and I've been tasked to come up with something. Unfortunately, my background is in systems administration and not in programming, as such I am thinking along the lines of writing a wrapper for BITSADMIN, which is within my skills.

On the other hand, I think it would be more elegant if I somehow managed to use COM interfaces for this purposes. I find conflicting information on the internet about this (or maybe it's just my poor background that makes me think so) as most sites, including this forum, say things like:

There is no scriptable COM interface to BITS for use in VBScript or other languages, so Bitsadmin is currently the only tool for scripting BITS.

(in: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.08.utilityspotlight.aspx)

So far as I can tell, there isn't a COM interface for BITS.

(in: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32315&st=0&p=232360&hl=background%20intelligent%20transfer%20service&fromsearch=1&#entry232360

while others seem to have managed to do it:

SharpBITS is a library to wrap the BITS SDK for use with managed code on the .NET platform.

(in: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/sharpBITS.aspx).

So have things changed in the meantime? If so, is someone working on something like this? I'd like to, but with my current skills I'd be in waaay over my head. Can anyone spare some time to give me some pointers?

Thanks.

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No, the phrase "managed code on the .NET platform" does NOT mean scripting. You have always been able to use BITS SDK with managed code languages.

AutoIt is an interpreted scripting language, not managed code. It can't use C++ or .NET libraries directly.

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Thanks for the information PsaltyDS. I'll just stick to the initial plan then.

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