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Uploading large content pack zips to MOSS.

Topics: User Forum
Sep 7, 2009 at 11:33 AM



We are running MOSS 2007 with SLK.  We have tested the SLK with the sample zip, and other birchfield content.  However, we have recently been given a number of SCORM 1.2 compliant 'VLE Pack' cds from staff members who want them available through SLK.   They come as zip files, sometimes one big one (around 600MB), sometimes split into smaller files (this one is around 75MB each).  The problem I am having is uploading it into a Document Library on MOSS.  If I use the upload function, it just comes back with a 404 error.  If I open the library in Windows Explorer, and drag and drop, it copies ot over and then comes back with an error to say the target file does not exist.

I have checked the blocked file types and zips are not listed. I am also able to copy other zips into the same folder.  I have also checked our Forefront AV on the MOSS and that is not reporting any activity.

What am I doing wrong!!?  And is there any other way of importing these 'content packs' into the SLK?

I look forward to any help at all!  I am running out of ideas!


Sep 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM


This is a SharePoint/IIS problem rather than SLK specific. It sounds like this Microsoft Knowledge Base article might resolve it.


SLK Co-ordinator

Sep 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your reply. I too think it sounds like a MOSS issue, but I can't see what. Unfortunately that KB article relates to WSS 3.0, and we are running MOSS 2007.  I have tried it anyway and it breaks everything!! (500 errors).

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Sep 8, 2009 at 8:22 PM

This blog post has some good information on file size limits in SharePoint, and all the various steps that may be necessary to raise the limit: