Sunday, March 17, 2013

Set up and configure My Sites in SharePoint 2010

In this post, we are going to see how to set up my site in SharePoint 2010. to set up My Sites you need to follow some simple steps.

First it is recommended that you set up a dedicated web application for My site. After this you set up a dedicated site collection under the web application.

So let us go ahead and create one web application and under that create site collection to start with and then we will set up and configure My Site.

so here I have one dedicated site collection under dedicated web application. Make sure that while selecting site collection you select My Site Host as a site template under Enterprise category.

Now by keeping the central administration open, click on the application management, click on manage service application and then click on user profile service application.

Under user profile service, click on set up My Sites.

In my Sites Host URL, enter the site collection URL that we have created for the My Site Host.

In Personal site location, enter personal. You can have this name chosen by yourself. I am keeping it personal.

Now again let us go back to the web applications screen. Click on the My Site web application, and click on manage paths.

In add a new path, enter the path that you would like to append to the URL. Also select the Wildcard including. Wildcard inclusion path is the path under which a separate site collection will be created for each user when they visit for the first time.

So type personal in the path text box and click on add path.

Now we need to enable the self service site creation for our web application.

Go to application management, manage web applications, select our web application. In security group, select self service site creation. Select on.

Now we are good to go with My Sites. Login with any user and then click on My Sites and you should see site getting created.

I hope this helps. 

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