Maximum request length RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to edit maximum request length  in sharepoint central administration 2010. Where can I find it?
    Monday, June 10, 2013 10:25 AM


  • Hi

    You can get that setting using below steps.

    Increase the connection time-out setting

    By default, the IIS connection time-out setting is 120 seconds. To increase the connection time-out setting, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

    2. Right-click the virtual server that you want to configure, and then click Properties.

    3. Click the Web Site tab. Under Connections, type the number of seconds that you want in the Connection time-out box, and then click OK

    Add the executionTimeout value

    1. Use Notepad to open the Web.config file.

    By default, this file is in the following location:

    Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb server extensions12TEMPLATELAYOUTS

    2. Add the executionTimeout value that you want. For example, replace the value as follows.

    Existing code

    <location path=”upload.aspx”>


    <httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”2097151″ />



    Replacement code

    <location path=”upload.aspx”>


    <httpRuntime executionTimeout=”999999″ maxRequestLength=”2097151″ />



    3. After you change the file, click Save on the File menu.

    4. Use Notepad to open the Web application Web.config file. By default, this file is in the following folder:


    5. Change the following line in the file.

    Existing line

    <httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”51200″ />

    Replacement line

       <httpRuntime executionTimeout="999999" maxRequestLength="51200" />

    6. After you change the file, click Save on the File menu.

    7. Exit Notepad.

    Check below URL for more detail about it.

    Request timed out in SharePoint

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    Monday, June 10, 2013 10:48 AM