Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cannot read configuration file because it exceeds the maximum file size - SharePoint Central Admin not loading

Problem Background

I was patching SharePoint 2013 servers, after completing the patching and running the PS Config the central admin didn't load and it was giving the below error. 


  • Create a Key named Configuration under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetStp
  • Create a DWORD and add the key as MaxWebConfigFileSizeInKB add the value as 300
  • Save