Problem: I have a MOSS 2007 farm (on Windows 2008 Service Pack 2) that is 5 years old, and i’ve never had problems uploading a PDF document until [Today]. My freaking Document Library wouldn’t let me upload a pdf that is 44 MB in size. The default file size limit for web applications is 50 MB. I changed the limit to 500 MB in Central Administration, but it still wouldn’t upload!
Solution: I found a couple blogs that said this is a MS bug for MOSS 2007 farms on Windows 2008, and that the solution is to add this code below to the web.config file. I did it and it worked for me.
- Remote into WFE
- Open IIS 7
- Right-click on site in question (Extranet39979 in my case), click ‘Explore’
- This will open up a window at this location: inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\Extranet39979 and you should see your web.configuration file
- Make copy of web.configuration file
- Open web.configuration file in Notepad and paste this code at the end of the file after the <system.net> tags:
<system.webServer> <security> <requestFiltering> <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="52428800"/> </requestFiltering> </security> </system.webServer>
<system.net> <defaultProxy> <proxy autoDetect="true" /> </defaultProxy> </system.net> <system.webServer> <security> <requestFiltering> <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="52428800"/> </requestFiltering> </security> </system.webServer> <location path="_vti_bin/ReportServer/ReportServiceAuthentication.asmx"> <system.web> <authorization> <allow users="*" /> </authorization> </system.web> </location> <spSolutions><dataZoom><providers /></dataZoom></spSolutions> </configuration>