Change maximum upload file size in SharePoint/WSS 3.0

Sharepoint max upload file size is limited out of the box.  You can change the max file upload size by following the steps below.  Note that if the max upload size setting is greater than 50MB then IIS settings in web.config may need to be changed too.

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  1. Connect to Central Admin
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  2. Navigate to Central Admin > Application Management > Web Application General Settings
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  3. Select your web application
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  4. Set the Maximum Upload Size value to "X" MB and click OK
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  5. Repeat steps 6-7 for all zones for your web application on all servers hosting the web application role
  6. If size is greater than 50MB, you must change IIS .Net settings in the web.config file also
  7. Open the web.config for your SharePoint application
  8. Replace the following line:
    <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="51200" />
    with
    <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="{X * 1024}" />
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