#Sitecore Tip: Increase the timeout before installing .update file in UpdateInstallationWizard page.

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Lately, I’ve encountered a lot of timeouts while installing an .update package in the UpdateInstallationWizard page, and I hope this post might be helpful for those developers who might ran into this kind of problem as well.

Issue: When you reached the timeout, you would see a sitecore login in the center of the page. And when you logged-in, it would repeat the installation from the start.



In web.config, increase the httpRuntime executionTimeout to 18000 (3 hours)

<httpRuntime maxRequestLength="512000" executionTimeout="18000" enableKernelOutputCache="false" 

In web.config, increase the .ASXAUTH timeout to 180 minutes (3 hours), just to give more time.

<forms name=".ASPXAUTH" cookieless="UseCookies" timeout="180" />

In web.config, adjust the sessionState timeout to 180 minutes (3 hours), please don’t forget to revert it back to its default value or from its original value.

<sessionState mode="InProc" cookieless="false" timeout="180" ...

In Sitecore.config

<setting name="Authentication.ClientSessionTimeout" value="180" />

Note: Please don’t forget to revert back the original value after the installation.


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