SharePoint 2010 + DocumentSets + OfficialFile.asmx max file size

Thu, Mar 7, 2013 One-minute read

Tripped over this issue today. This post explains exactly what’s going on - namely that when using the OfficialFile web service (for e.g., records management), the 50mb upload file size is in place, irrespective of any setting the Web Application General Settings.


  1. Make sure that you have set the max file size on the web application
    Central Admin –> Manage Web Applications –> Select the Web Application –> General Settings –> Maximum Upload Size
  2. Open the following file and edit on each SharePoint server:
    C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14ISAPIweb.config
    Add the following section, then save and close
    <system.web> </system.web>

Didn’t even need to recycle the web services website/app pool. Perfect!