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Upload Large Files on Windows 2003 server

Another Fix
October 2, 2003 by James Hanifen

I need a fix for this same problem, but my hosting provided will not allow the metabase.XML file to be modified.  They gave me the fix to use

Response.Buffer = False

This did not fix my problem though, any help?

Jim Hanifen

RE: Another Fix
October 4, 2003 by George Petrov
Sorry but the only solution is the one described in the FAQ. Win2003 is just limited in uploads and you need to changes those settings to lift some of the limitations otherwise it just won't work.
I use Maximum ASP - your main sponsor - but they won't make that change
November 4, 2003 by steve willmott
The solution given by George is only helpful if you have full access to the machine that hosts your website.  My webhost - DMXZone's main sponsor - MaximumASP - will not make the change for me and so I believe I will have to use a different Upload component.  Is this right?  Please tell me there's another way.
RE: I use Maximum ASP - your main sponsor - but they won't make that change
November 5, 2003 by Martha Graham

Please post support questions in the forum for Pure ASP Upload:

Martha Graham

This works for other Upload Components as well.
December 23, 2003 by Daniel Magallanes

This fix really saved my rear this week.
We just purchased a dedicated server and my upload process was working great untill I tried to upload multiple images. Because of the total sum of file sizes, the upload process was bombing out on me. It took me about an hour to figure out that it was some sort of memory issue so I went through IIS tweaking the setting to no success. So I googled my problem and found this post. Thanks George for your insight.

Have a great holiday all and God Bless!!
March 28, 2004 by pedro garcia
Why it does not pass this with pureasp single?  and if altogether with the imageprocessor, I believe that deberiais of haceros that question or to change the way in which pureasp and imageprocesso altogether raises the photos.  Thanks.
Still unable to upload files above 1 mb
April 7, 2004 by Frederik Bay

Have used the fix i.e. changed the metabase.xml file, but I'm still unable to upload files above 1 mb.

Is there an other setting I'm missing in IIS 6??

June 25, 2004 by shane anderson

If you don't wnat to to stop iis and close your sites:

Open your internet services manager > right click on first folder (services?) > properties > check 'enable direct metabase edit' > save your file > remove check on 'enable direct metabase edit'.

Very helpful
September 1, 2004 by Mikey McCorry
This fix also solves problems with any kind of BinaryRead error with any other ASP COM objects like Persits.Upload, SAFileUP etc. Thanks heaps.
relative path are not working in Windows 2003 Server
September 15, 2004 by Rita Bertoncini

I cannot get Pure ASP Upload 2.13 on Win2003Server.  Apparently the relative path is not working.  Can you help?

Server.MapPath()error 'ASP 0175 : 80004005'

Disallowed Path Characters

/Library/incPureUpload.asp, line 204

The '..' characters are not allowed in the Path parameter for the MapPath method.

Still not working for me
July 5, 2005 by Lee Templeton
I've followed the instructions as stated above and modified MetaBase.xml and even the MBSchema.xml but the system still have problems when the file is over 3.3 megs. Also, I have noticed that the MBSchema.xml file always reverts back to 200000 for the AspMaxRequestEntityAllowed setting, even after manually changing and saving it to a much larger value. I do not get the 403 error, but anytime I try to upload a file larger than 3.3 megs or multiple files accumulating to over 3.3 megs, the process seems to hang for 2 minutes and the server times out. Any files smaller than 3.3 megs will upload in just a couple of seconds. Any help with this?
Sill issues
July 24, 2006 by troy hipolito
ON IIS6 we get this issues on large files Request object error 'ASP 0101 : 80004005' Unexpected error D:\W3SITES\THEJONES\WWW\CLIENTS\FTS\../../ScriptLibrary/incPureUpload.asp, line 62 The function returned |. I did a search on this error and it stated some asp components will not work with large files under IIS6. I have tried everything and still get issues.
What about Windows 2000 server?
October 25, 2006 by Miyamoto Musashi
I can't seem to find any info on how to do with Windows 2000 server. It uses metbase.dll and metabase.bin... no XML file to be edited. Can you help?