How to increase SharePoint list template size limit


At the moment, in my SharePoint team we have many new people starting their first journey into the field of maintaining SharePoint support and delivery inside an Oil Company.

Some of the gotcha’s which I myself got caught out with first time with MOSS – still happen and continue to happen. SharePoint is a massive product and the more you learn the more you realise how little you really know.

So as these issues occur I am going to document these on OilGeeks.

Recently one of my team needed to export a document library with all its content and was stopped by the file size limit error.

The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes.

There is a way to increase the list template size.

From the Command prompt. Use the STSADM command to set a new maximum value for the list template

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