Posts Tagged ‘Timeout’

If any of the tasks that you are performing in your site takes more time than usual and if the page is timing out then one solution that you can do is to increase the execution timeout value.
To change this value you need to edit the web.config files of SharePoint and the web site.

1. Open the SharePoint web.config file located at
Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS
(C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS)
using NotePad or Visual Studio.
2. Find the section and insert executionTimeout value there as shown below. 3. Save the site config file.4. Now you need to edit the web applications’ web.config file. Normally this can be found under Drive:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\VirtualDirectoryFolder(C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\82)using NotePad or Visual Studio. 5. Find the line maxRequestLength and add executionTimeout in to it as shown below. 6. Save the application config file.7. Do an IIS restart and then your change will be in effect.

For many reasons you might need to increase the IIS connection timeout.
The many reasons can be many time consuming processes, large transactions, slower connections, etc.
As a result if your application is timing out, one thing you can do is to increase the connection timeout.
  • To change the timeout value you need to open Internet Information Services (IIS) manager. Either type InetMgr in the Run window or click on Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  • In the IIS Manager expand the main node and right click on the Web Sites and click on Properties.
  • In the Web Sites Properties page give the appropriate value in the Connection timeout field under Connections section in Web Site tab and press Ok.
  • Now to make the setting take effect restart the IIS by either typing IISReset in the Run window or right clicking on the machine name and going to All Tasks and clicking on Restart IIS… in the IIS Manager.