How to change the work item maximum attachment size?

by XDK 14. February 2014 08:16


By default, The maximum WI attachments size is set to 4 MB but the attachment size can be increased up to 2GB


  1. Log on to the application-tier server for TFS.

  2. open the URL: http://localhost:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/WorkItemTracking/v1.0/ConfigurationSettingsService.asmx?op=SetMaxAttachmentSize

  3. Enter the size in bytes, and then choose Invoke. For 9.5 MB, enter  10000000.

    SetMaxAttachmentSize, ConfigurationSettingsService


INSERT INTO [<Collection DB Name>].[dbo].[tbl_RegistryItems] VALUES (1,'#\Service\WorkItemTracking\Settings\','MaxAttachmentSize\',10000000);


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