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Configure settings for My Sites

Office 2007

Updated: July 12, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2007-07-12

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • You have read the topic Manage My Site host locations.

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    ImportantImportant:

    Administrators must have read access to the Shared Services Provider (SSP) administration site, and must have the Manage User Profiles permission enabled.

You can configure settings for My Sites in the My Site host location for each SSP. Most of these settings are configured during initial deployment and only changed infrequently during normal operations thereafter. The following My Site settings can be configured on the My Site Settings page:

  • Preferred Search Setting is used to configure the Search Center site used when searching for people from the profile page on My Site.

  • Personal Site Services is used to change the My Site host location for this SSP. It is only used during initial configuration or for migration of personal sites for reasons of performance, storage capacity, or security.

  • Language Options is used in multilingual deployments. The available languages correspond to the language packs installed on the server. For more information about language packs, see Deploy language packs (Office SharePoint Server).

  • Multiple Deployments is used to enable support for global deployments with multiple My Site host locations on multiple SSPs. You must enable this option on a My Site host location so that users on other SSPs can view personal sites and use personalization features hosted by this SSP. After enabling this option, any user targeted by a trusted My Site host location link will be able to use the personalization features of the host location. For more information about trusted My Site host locations, see Manage My Site host locations.

  • Default Reader Site Group is used to enable certain users to view personal sites. By default, this includes all authenticated users, but you can select a more focused group of users depending upon the needs of your deployment. Users in this group must also have the Create personal site and Use personal features permissions enabled to create sites or use personal features.

Configure settings for My Sites

Use the following procedure to configure settings for My Sites.

Configure settings for My Sites

  1. On the Shared Services Administration home page, in the User Profiles and My Sites section, click My Site settings.

  2. On the My Site Settings page, in the Preferred Search Center section, type the URL of the Search Center site to use when searching from the profile page on My Site.

  3. In the Personal Site Services section, you can type the URL to use as the My Site host location.

    ImportantImportant:

    Before changing this URL from the default setting, you must create a new host location at the URL that you want to target. Do not change this setting unless you want to change the My Site host location. For more information about changing My Site host locations, see Manage My Site host locations.

  4. In the Personal Site Location section, type the location of the folder in which new personal sites will be created. When this location is changed, existing personal sites continue to be stored in the same location.

  5. In the Site Naming Format section, select the format to use for newly created personal sites from the following selections:

    • Click User name (do not resolve conflicts) to store personal sites based on the account name of each user. If users on different domains have the same account name, conflicts are not resolved. Only the first user with the account name can create a personal site.

    • Click User name (resolve conflicts by using domain_username) to store personal sites based on the account name of each user. If users on different domains have the same account name, the conflict will be resolved by creating subsequent personal sites that include the name of the domain.

    • Click Domain and user name (will not have conflicts) to always include the domain in the URL of personal sites.

  6. In the Language Options section, select Allow user to choose the language of their personal site if you want to allow for personal sites in multiple languages.

    NoteNote:

    This is particularly useful if multiple regions with different dominant languages use the same SSP. If you do not select this check box, the default language of the server will be used.

  7. In the Multiple Deployments section, select Enable My Site to support global deployments to enable users to use personalization features provided by the current SSP, even if their My Site is hosted on another SSP.

    NoteNote:

    The URL for this My Site host location must be added to the trusted My Site host locations list and be targeted to the users on other SSPs who can use personalization features hosted by this SSP.

  8. In the Default Reader Site Group section, type or browse to the accounts that are added automatically as readers to personal sites in this host location when each site is created.

    NoteNote:

    These users must also have the Create personal site and Use personal features permissions enabled.

  9. Click OK.

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