Cannot Download Large DVD ISO Images RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does Microsoft support a download of DVD-ISO files larger
    than 2GB.  I cannot get a large DVD-ISO file from Microsoft
    Download Service that is larger than 2GB.  The content is

    For security reasons, I am required to go through a Windows
    proxy server that is based on a 32-bit operating system.

    It appears that the proxy server is enforcing a 2GB data
    transfer limit across an open TCP connection.  Download
    managers usually start at the beginning of the file if the
    transfer is aborted - thus prohibiting the ability to
    reassemble a useful DVD-ISO image at the client.

    Other sites - (i.e. Debian mirror sites) are configured to
    use software that can download component files and reassemble
    DVD-ISO images on the client computer for distribution and updates.

    I know of no such capability supported by the Microsoft
    Download Service.

    Good systems are supportable
    Friday, February 12, 2010 10:48 PM

All replies

  • Waking up a rather old thread:

    I see the same problem here with files larger than 4 GB.

    It is a limitation in our network configuration, which I cannot change (although we do not use a proxy server here). Downloading these same large files on other locations works, but I'd prefer to use the limited bandwidth at home for other purposes.

    So I also would like to see the ability to split and reassemble such large files.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:09 AM