SMSUtils has a great tool to audit and report on your BITS 2.0 settings for your SMS 2003 Advanced Clients. You can download the tool from here: http://www.smsutils.com/CommunityDownloads/tabid/58/Default.aspx
Here is some background information that I wrote up about the tool a few months ago:
BITS (binary intelligent transfer service) is the technology that SMS uses to determine if a client is connected via a slow link to the SMS server. If BITS is not configured then the client assumes that it can consume all available bandwidth when downloading software packages or running SMS inventory. There Active Directory Group Policy settings that can be set to configure BITS throttling. This scan tool will verify those settings.
In order to manage BITS throttling settings, BITS 2 must be installed. BITS 2 is included with Windows XP SP2. For Windows XP Sp1 systems, Microsoft patch KB842773 must be installed.
With BITS 2, it is possible to manage BITS through five registry entries. These entries are:
Here is a breakdown of these registry entries:
These registry settings can also be managed through Group Policy. In order to manage BITS through Group Policy, the Windows XP SP2 group policy templates need to be installed.
The Group Policy settings for BITS are located at: Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
There are two settings that can be applied:
The BITS audit tool checks for several settings. It will check the Service Pack Level of your Windows XP Systems. If the system is running Windows XP SP1, it will check to see if KB842773 is installed. The BITS audit tool will also gather all of the information inside of the BITS registry keys.
There are three reports available to you:
Branch Distribution Points use BITS to transfer DP content from its parent. Since you're using a