Limit the age of files in the BITS Peercache

This policy setting limits the maximum age of files in the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) peer cache. In order to make the most efficient use of disk space by default BITS removes any files in the peer cache that have not been accessed in the past 90 days. If you enable this policy setting you can specify in days the maximum age of files in the cache. You can enter a value between 1 and 120 days. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting files that have not been accessed for the past 90 days will be removed from the peer cache. Note: This policy setting has no effect if the “Allow BITS Peercaching” policy setting is disabled or not configured.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> BITS # MaxContentAge

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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