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MOSS 2007 size limits – and List Item Attachments

Posted by sharepoinTony on June 9, 2009

Basic stuff first (all of this can be found elsewhere, I just wanted it to be more handy).

  • Site Collections in a Web Application = 50,000
  • Sites in a Site Collection = 250,000
  • Sub-sites nested under a Site = 2,000
  • Lists on a Site = 2,000
  • Items in a List = 10,000,000
  • Documents in a Library = 2,000,000
  • Documents in a Folder = 2,000
  • Maximum document file size 2GB
  • Documents in an Index = 50,000,000
  • Search Scopes = 1,000
  • User Profiles = 5,000,000
  • Template size = 10,000,000 (default)

List Attachments over 50MB need more than an increase in Maximum Upload Size…

  1. Connect to Central Administration
  2. Navigate to Application Management, Web Application General Settings
  3. Select your web application
  4. Set the Maximum Upload Size value to the value you desire (we wanted 500)  MB and hit OK
  5. Open the web.config
  6. Replace <httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”51200″ />  with <httpRuntime maxRequestLength=”512000″ />

Something in IIS blocks List Attachments that are over 50mb, so unless you do the above steps they fail with “An unknown error occurred” message.


Saving site or list templates, especially With Content, have a 10 MB limit by default.  To change this you have to use the STSADM utility:

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue 50000000

This sets the limit up to 50 MB, you can set it to the value you need.

4 Responses to “MOSS 2007 size limits – and List Item Attachments”

  1. manojviduranga said

    hi…is this command need powwershell console?

  2. […] MOSS 2007 size limits – and List Item Attachments June 2009 2 comments 5 […]

  3. Fahad Khalid Bhatti said

    I am facing the issue “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”

    Can anybody help me in this regard?

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