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I have a website running on IIS7.5 on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I'm attempting to download a file from the site that is 3GB. But the download just stops at 2GB. No error in the log.

What I have done:

Set maxRequestEntityAllowed to 10000000 for the site.
Set maxRequestEntityAllowed to 10000000 for IIS.

Any ideas?

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I am not entirely sure what maxRequestEntityAllowed does, but, I know maxAllowedContentLength should work, just make sure you add it to the correct place inside your web.config file.

As you said you do not have an existing web.config file create one with the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength=”9999999999″ />
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There isn't a config for this site... so I'll give it a go with a blank config and see what happens. –  NitroxDM Nov 4 '11 at 22:55
@NitroxDM How did you do the setting in the site like you said in your question? :/ –  William Hilsum Nov 4 '11 at 23:04
iis.net/ConfigReference/system.webServer/asp/limits -- I'm guessing that is just for caching... but it's the closest thing I have found so far. –  NitroxDM Nov 4 '11 at 23:17
Doesn't seam to matter where I put it I get an error "the configuration section 'Security' cannot be read because it is missing a section declaration." –  NitroxDM Nov 4 '11 at 23:25
@NitroDM, ... Ok, I have updated the question, copy and paste exactly in to a new web.config file, and put it in the same folder as the file. –  William Hilsum Nov 4 '11 at 23:30
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