Error message when you use the Bitsadmin.exe tool to try to upload files to a Windows Server 2008-based server that is running Internet Information Services 7.0: "The requested URL does not exist on the server"

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SYMPTOMS
When you use the Bitsadmin.exe tool to try to upload files to a Windows Server 2008-based server that is running Internet Information Services 7.0, you receive the following error message:
HTTP Error 404 - The requested URL does not exist on the server.
This problem occurs if the files that are to be uploaded are larger than a certain size.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the client request contains a Content-Length header that is larger than the value that is specified for this header in the maxAllowedContentLength property in the ApplicationHost.config file.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Make sure that the files to be uploaded are less than 28 megabytes (MB).

Method 2

Increase the maxAllowedContentLength value in the ApplicationHost.config file. For more information about how to increase this value, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
942074 Error message when you visit a Web site that is hosted on a server that is running Internet Information Services 7.0: "HTTP Error 404.13 - CONTENT_LENGTH_TOO_LARGE"
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Article ID: 954425 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 17:57:41 - Revision: 1.0

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