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Monday, January 19, 2009

Changing Execution Timeout in SharePoint

If any of the tasks that you are performing in your site takes more time than usual and if the page is timing out then one solution that you can do is to increase the execution timeout value.
To change this value you need to edit the web.config files of SharePoint and the web site.

1. Open the SharePoint web.config file located at
Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
(C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS)
using NotePad or Visual Studio.
2. Find the section and insert executionTimeout value there as shown below. 3. Save the site config file.4. Now you need to edit the web applications' web.config file. Normally this can be found under Drive:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\VirtualDirectoryFolder(C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\82)using NotePad or Visual Studio. 5. Find the line maxRequestLength and add executionTimeout in to it as shown below. 6. Save the application config file.7. Do an IIS restart and then your change will be in effect.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Changing the IIS Connection Timeout

For many reasons you might need to increase the IIS connection timeout.
The many reasons can be many time consuming processes, large transactions, slower connections, etc.
As a result if your application is timing out, one thing you can do is to increase the connection timeout.
  • To change the timeout value you need to open Internet Information Services (IIS) manager. Either type InetMgr in the Run window or click on Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  • In the IIS Manager expand the main node and right click on the Web Sites and click on Properties.
  • In the Web Sites Properties page give the appropriate value in the Connection timeout field under Connections section in Web Site tab and press Ok.
  • Now to make the setting take effect restart the IIS by either typing IISReset in the Run window or right clicking on the machine name and going to All Tasks and clicking on Restart IIS... in the IIS Manager.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Configuring Large File Uploading in SharePoint

As you have noted the maximum file size that is supported by SharePoint by default is 50MB. What if you want to upload larger files?
Luckily we can change this limit to support larger files by increasing the default upload size in SharePoint Central Administration.
1. Go to SharePoint Central Administration by clicking on Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> SharePoint x.x Central Administration.
2. Click on Shared Services Administration link on the administration home page. 3. Click on SharedServices1 (Administration site host) link in Manage this Farm's Shared Services page to open the Web Application General Settings page. 4. Find the Maximum Upload Size property and change it to the maximum upload file size you want. Note that you can put file sizes up to 2GB (2047MB). Now you will be able to upload larger files than 50MB.
But to support uploading large files you also may need to increase the default timeout value.
I will be posting the next post of mine on how to increase the timeout value.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Windows 7

Next version of Microsoft Windows is here.
It is still in beta, but in Microsoft site you can preview it and even download a beta version.
Have a look at it.