Category Archives: SharePoint 2007

How to allow large files to be uploaded into Sharepoint

To upload large files to Sharepoint 2007, running on Windows Server 2008, do the following:

(These increase the file size limit to 100MB and timeouts to 10minutes.)

In the central administration screens do the following:

1. Get into the SharePoint Central Administration Site

2. Select “Application Management”

3. Under the “SharePoint Web Application Management” section select “Web Application General Settings”

4. Change the “Maximum Upload Size” to 100MB.

In IIS of the web front end server websites:

1. Go to the website, click advanced settings, then the connection limits expansion

2. Set Connection Timeout to 600.

In Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
Adjust the upload.aspx setting to read:

<location path=”upload.aspx”>
<httpRuntime executionTimeout=”999999″ maxRequestLength=”2097151″ />

Adjust the virtual directory web.config to read:

<httpRuntime executionTimeout=”999999″ maxRequestLength=”51200″ />


Add this section in system.webserver

<requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="104857600"/>

Debugging Access Denied message in Sharepoint

Here is an excellent blog post on the subject:

And here is a useful webpage for decoding url guid’s:

In my particular problem, a custom webpart was trying to enumerate permissions, and the user hadn’t been granted permission to do that.

Thus causing the whole site to fall over, with an access denied message.

Configuring PDF indexing on Sharepoint 2007

Here are 3 excellents blog posts on how to configure PDF indexing on Sharepoint:



Remember to end XML with /> and change BOTH registry keys, restart everything, and then re-index in full.

Controlling timer jobs in Sharepoint

Here is an excellent article on how to control timer jobs in sharepoint.

How to map a network drive to a sharepoint 2007 document library.

  1. Ensure you are using http not https. (HTTPS will cause you grief in my experience.).
  2. Ensure the web client service is running
  3. Go to the document library, click actions, and open with windows explorer.
  4. Copy this URL that it then uses.
  5. Create a mapped drive, using the URL, and the relevant security account.

You’re done. Remember, enable Web client, and use HTTP NOT HTTPS.

Working with Content Types in SharePoint 2007

Here is a great blog post on how to add different document templates to document libraries in Share Point 2007.

Thanks Zubair

Solved: Unable to add selected webparts. Cannot import this webpart

On attempting to add a 3rd party webpart to my Share Point 2007 installation I got the following message in a dialogue window:

Unable to add selected webparts. Cannot import this webpart

I reviewed all the instructions and I had followed every step.

One of the steps mentioned adding a safecontrol entry to the web.config.

On changing the order of where this safecontrol entry was in web.config, to the top of the list, the webpart displayed perfectly.

My thinking is, that one of my other entries is causing an error, and stopping the rest from loading…

Anyway, next time you get this error, try moving the Safecontrol entry to the front of the list, and see if it resolves the problem.

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