Tuesday, August 24, 2010

URL path length restrictions (SharePoint Server 2010)

URL path length restrictions (SharePoint Server 2010)

Guide on resolving url length problem from the article:


  • Upgrade all the end-user browsers to Internet Explorer 8, which has a longer URL length limit.

  • Use shorter names for sites, folders, and documents and control the depth of the site and folder structures to reduce the lengths of URLs.

  • If possible or allowed, use ASCII names for sites, folders, and documents. This will avoid situations where the URL will be lengthened by being encoded.

  • To reduce the risk that the SharePoint Server 2010 end-users will encounter problems because of URL length limitations, we recommend that you apply the following effective limits in the deployment:

    • 256 Unicode (UTF-16) Code units - the effective file path length limitation, including a domain/server name

    • 128 Unicode (UTF-16) Code units - the path component length limitation