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Friday, 18 March 2016

SSRS Error - There was an exception running the extensions specified in the config file. ---> Maximum request length exceeded

Hopefully this can help someone else out that has this issue, I had the error "Error 1 There was an exception running the extensions specified in the config file. ---> Maximum request length exceeded" displayed when publishing what I believed was a relatively straight forward SSRS report.

Upon googling most of the solutions tended to hint at it being related to a large mapping component being present, however this wasn't present in my report.

I then realised that the report I had written was done by copying an existing report as a starting point, that report had a few very large (file size wise) images, although I had deleted them from the report.  Looking in the Report Data > Images location I can still see them referenced in there, deleting them from there resolved the issue.

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