IIS 5 & IIS 6
Changing File Upload Size Limits in IIS
Last post Aug 11, 2008 01:47 PM by agordo
Aug 11, 2008 11:18 AM|LINK
Does any one can explain which are the default Size Limits for plain (not asp not isapi not fastcgi) html forms file uploads? How to change them?
In http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327659 it is said something about some property called
MaxRequestEntityAllowed. However IIS 5.1 does not recognize it.
It seems that these question are very basic and old fashioned. However, it is not easy to find the answer. I can not understand why these basic matters are not well documented.
Aug 11, 2008 12:21 PM|LINK
I am not sure for IIS 5. IIS 6 introduced many limits like MaxRequestEntityAllowed, etc for the limits.
IIS 5 is old now as well and was superseded 5 years ago with IIS 6.0.
My question I ask to you is what are you hosting you site on? I presume it is not IIS 5.1 as that is only with XP. What server will you be using? It seems silly to waste time researching old IIS5 limits (that I am not even sure you can do what you want to
do with). AFAIK there are less restrictions by default in IIS5 than 6. It was free to do much of what you wanted.
All IIS 5 configurable parameter like this are based on registry values.
Maybe this will point you in the right direction.
But the main question is what is your problem here?
Have you thought you hit any limits? What error did you get?
Aug 11, 2008 12:29 PM|LINK
I can not understand why these basic matters are not well documented.
Aug 11, 2008 12:45 PM|LINK
Both AspMaxRequestEntityAllowed and MaxRequestEntityAllowed are not part of derfault IIS 5.0 or IIS 5.1 ... However they were included in a path that was realsed later in 2002 ... check the KB you have quoted yourself ... Also these for their download if
you are still interested ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811114 ,
And this for the explaination on MaxRequestEntityAllowed
Aug 11, 2008 01:47 PM|LINK
Thank you all for your replies. I think that the references you give solve my worries. It seems that one can configure a IIS to an state when there is no size limit to upload files.
I am developing an intranet based database to hold digitalized old books from our library. These are big files. Why IIS 5.1? because I am debuging my CGI scripts in my laptop (Win XP). I was afraid that i will not able do deploy the database in IIS 6.
I was not able even to upload files of size 170kb in my laptop.
By the way, the page I cited explicitely says:
Sorry that I got confused.
Thank you very much