Increase the ‘Save as Template’ size limit for Lists and Sites

The default size limit for the ‘Save as Template’ function in SharePoint is limited to 10MB. This however, can be changed easily using stsadm. To do so, go into the 12 Hive bin folder (Drive:\\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\) and run the following command:

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue 50000000

This command, exactly as entered above, will increase that limit to 50MB. If you would like to make this number higher, than just adjust the propertyvalue argument to the size that you need.



About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for Insight, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 15 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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