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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SharePoint 3.0: Overcoming Upload Limits and Timeouts

The following instructions are recommended for overcoming out of box limitations related to uploading documents. These configurations are done once per web application and are not global changes.


1. Central Administration > Application Management > SharePoint Web Application Management > Web Application General Settings > Maximum Upload Size: Change to 2047 MB (Maximum)


2. Internet Information Services Manager > Web Site > Right-Click > Properties > Connections: Change Setting (e.g. 600 seconds)


3. Windows Explorer > Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Layouts\ > Web.Config

Replace This:

httpRuntime maxRequestLength="2097151"

With This:

httpRuntime executionTimeout="999999" maxRequestLength="2097151"


4. Web.Config Continued...

Replace This:

httpRuntime maxRequestLength="51200"

With This:

httpRuntime executionTimeout="999999" maxRequestLength="51200"


5. Windows Explorer > INET PUB\WWWRoot\VirtualDirectories\WebApplication\ > Web.Config

Add the snipet from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944981%20BconfigSections between the "configSections" closing tag and the "SharePoint" opening tag (like Shane suggests in his post).


References:

You cannot upload files that are larger than 28 MB on a Windows Server 2008-based computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944981

Error message when you try to upload a large file to a document library on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site: "Request timed out"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925083

Windows Server 2008 WFE will not allow large file uploads
http://msmvps.com/blogs/shane/archive/2008/12/17/windows-server-2008-wfe-will-not-allow-large-file-uploads.aspx

1 comment:

Chance said...

If your going to give us a web.config file to modify howabout just post the exact lines I need to change. The web.config that comes with SBS 2008 has about 5 lines that say httpRuntime, so it appears that this information is incorrect with regard to SBS.

Thanks

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