Set up my site in SharePoint 2010

April 21, 2011 — 2 Comments

 

Part 1: Creating My Site in SharePoint 2010

1. In SharePoint Central Administration, click Application Management and then click Create site collections. The Create Site Collection page opens.

create a My Site 2010 host site collection

2. Authentication: Select either Claims or Classic depending on your requirements.  Default setting is Classic

Create a new IIS Web Site: It can be any name
Port: 80 would be good but you can select anything you want

Setting up MySite in SharePoint 2010 - Authentication

3. Specify Security Configuration when setting up MySite for SharePoint 2010. Default security settings:

Authentication Provider: NTLM
Allow Anonymous: NO
Use Secure Socket Layer (SSL): NO

Public URL: Your URL of the site

Setting up MySite in SharePoint 2010 - Security Configuration

4. Create a new application pool and in Configurable, you should have your SharePoint account name.

Database Server: Make sure you have the correct server name is there
Database Name: by default you get WSS_Content. In my case I added WSS_Content_MySite

Setting up MySite in SharePoint 2010 - Database and Application Pool

5.Service Application Connections. You can leave it as default or you can edit the services

Setting up MySite in SharePoint 2010 - Service Application Connections

6. Now click OK to create a Site Collection to setup MySite in SharePoint 2010.

7. You should receive the below confirmation that the Web Application has been successfully created.

Setting up MySite in SharePoint 2010 - Application Created

 

Part 2: Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010

 

1. Click on our newly created “SharePoint 2010 – My Site” Web Application and click on General Settings.

Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010 - General Settings

2. Click on General Setting to configure SharePoint 2010 My Site settings

Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010 - General Settings Configuration

3. SharePoint 2010 My Site General Settings

Default Time Zone: Select your zone
Default Quota Template: I setup quota to 100MB for SharePoint 2010 My Site
Person Name Actions and Presence Settings : Yes or No
Alerts : On or Off

Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010 - Quota Template

4. Other settings for SharePoint 2010 My Site: Blog API Settings

Configuring My Site in SharePoint 2010 - Blog API Settings

5. Web Page Security Validation, Send user Name and password in E-Mail and Master page settings for SharePoint 2010 My Site.

 

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6. Once your okay with all the settings click OK in the bottom.

 

Part 3:  Create My Site in SharePoint 2010 to Host Site Collection

 

1. Navigate to Central Administration / Application Management / Create site collections.

Create My Site in SharePoint 2010 to Host Site Collection

2. Make sure the site which you created My Site Web Application is selected, enter in a Title and click select the My Site Host Template located under the Enterprise Tab.  Enter your user name and password and create the site.

SharePoint MySite 2010 Enterprise Tempalte: My Site

You should then receive confirmation that the top level My Site Host has been successfully created. Just click OK

3. To setup My Site, Navigate to Central Administration / Application Management / Manage service applications.

To Setup MySite SharePoint 2010

4.  Select User Profile Service Application

User Profile Service Application to Setup MySite

5. Select Setup My Sites

Setup My Sites for SharePoint 2010

6.  These are default values  you will see

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7. Select Site Naming Format, Language Options, Read Permission Level and
My Site Email Notifications and click OK

Site Naming Format, Language Options, Read Permission Level and for SharePoint My Site 2010

 

8. Managing path
Navigate to Central Administration / Application Management / Manage Web Applications.

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9.  Add a new Wildcard Inclusion path as Personal

Add a path as Personal for MySite

10. Enable users to create their own site collections at a specified URL namespace, if you enable Self-Service Site Creations

Configure Self Service Site Creation for SharePoint 2010 MySite

11. Let’s test My Site by going to My Site URL. This is what we should see

Sharepoint 2010 My Site is Configured

2 responses to Set up my site in SharePoint 2010

  1. 

    This is one of the best articles so far I have read online. No crap, just useful information. Very well presented. Thanks for sharing with us. Its really helpful for beginner as well as developer. I have found another nice post over the internet which also explained making a site in sharepoint step by step with example. check out this link…

    http://mindstick.com/Articles/ac6359c5-7359-470b-8ab8-c40416960d34/?How%20to%20create%20a%20Site%20in%20SharePoint%202010

    Thanks everyone!!

  2. 

    This was what I was looking for
    Oli from Iceland

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