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  1. #1
    Mark Riordan Guest

    Solution to "Maximum request length exceeded."

    When making a large post, you may see the message:

    Maximum request length exceeded

    There are no references to this on MS's website, or anywhere
    else that I've seen.

    However, with the help of the Wrox book "Professional ASP.NET",
    I have found that by default there is a 4MB post limit.

    This can be changed in machine.config (entire site) or web.config
    (individual app), by changing maxRequestLength:


    <httpRuntime executionTimeout="300" maxRequestLength="51200"/>

    The above example increases the limit to 51200 KB (50 MB).


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Hi Mark

    your post helped me a lot. Thanks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    I apply this config but still error


    I tried this it works but when multiple users tried to upload files at same time, due to network trafic it gives me error"Maximum request length exceeded" if you know solution reply me.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Thumbs up May be this help you..


    This is my first post ever in any forum..

    I too am newbie to n faced a different problem but related to this ..

    The solution posted is right but if you make the maxRequestLength in the web.config to maxRequestLength ="2097150"..

    Then may be this might help you..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Unhappy hi taher.chital

    i already set value in web.config and maching.config but still it gives me problem as i say in my earlier post, i think i should configure IIS have u any idea?
    Last edited by viraldmehta; 11-26-2008 at 02:18 AM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Sterling Heights, Michigan
    Can you move your app to a less conjested server?
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    hi, hack

    It is not possible to move my app at less congested server,because it is at my client server

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