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Make it easier to use BITS with powershell remoting

Votes from Connect: 23

Original Date Submitted: 5/22/2012 8:58:19 AM

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Handle: somedude321
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 743030

Frequency: Always Happens
Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

Problem Description:
Currently you need to do some serious developing to be able to use bits in a remoting session. Because bits doesn't allow a user logged in with powershell remoting to start jobs: "The remote use of BITS is not supported".

The remoting session has to impersonate System, or call via a process running as System, to be able to call bits.

I want the winrm service to be able to fix this automatically, the powershell commands (in the BitsTransfer module) should work transparently, in the same way the do locally.

The bits ps module wont be a serious replacement for .net framework components (webclient) before it works remotely. It's also a inconvenient surprise that scripts which works locally doesn't works in a remote session.

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Repro Steps:
1. Log in remoted with powershell (invoke-command is sufficient).
2. Import BitsTransfer module.
3. Run any bits command.
4. Error

Expected Results:
Bits ps module command should work as is does locally.

Internal BugId: 3588

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