Thursday, November 24, 2016

Windows 10 Delivery Optimization Service

Ok so how the heck didn't I know this was a thing?

From that site

How is my PC used to send apps and updates to other PCs?
Delivery Optimization downloads the same updates and apps that you get through Windows Update and the Windows Store. Delivery Optimization creates a local cache, and stores files that it has downloaded in that cache for a short period of time. Depending on your settings, Windows then send parts of those files to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet that are downloading the same files.

So I'm essentially seeding windows updates from my home PC? Which is great and all, a really efficient use of resources... For the people trying to distribute the updates.
Me I guess I've gotta suck up the rest of the month (22 days) with no download allowance. How generous of me.

Running with the powershell theme that we're all about here... Here's how you would stop that;

Get-Service DoSvc | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled

1 comment:

  1. Whoever designed that doesn't live in a country with primitive Internet.