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Add or delete personalization site links on My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010)

 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-11-10

This article describes how to use personalization site links to customize the top link bar on My Sites for users in your organization. When you add a personalization site link, it appears on all the My Sites in the site collection.

You can create personalization site links to display important company information. For instance, your organization might want to give users quick access to a timesheet. The destination of the link can be a site within the company intranet or an external site on the Internet.

Personalization site links are stored in a SharePoint list on the Personalization site links page. You must be a User Profile service application administrator to access the Personalization site links page.

If you want to use personalization site links to target a specific audience, you must first specify an audience, add relevant rules that should apply to the audience, and then compile the audience. For more information, see Manage audiences (SharePoint Server 2010).

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.

  • An instance of the User Profile service application exists.

  • You have read Set up My Sites (SharePoint Server 2010).

  • You have set up a My Site host location.

In this article:

Use the following procedure to add a personalization site link.

To add personalization site links to My Sites
  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • You must be a member of the Farm Administrators group or a service application administrator for the User Profile service application.

  2. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.

  3. In the list of service applications, click the row of the User Profile service application.

  4. On the Manage Profile Service: User Profile Service Application page, under My Site Settings, click Configure Personalization Site.

  5. On the Personalization site links page, click New Link.

  6. On the Add Personalization Site Link page, in the Properties section, do the following:

    1. In the URL box, type the URL of the site to which you want to link.

    2. In the Description box, type a description of the site.

    3. In the Owner box, type the name of an owner for this link, or click Browse to select an owner from the People Picker.

    4. Leave Target Audiences blank.

      When you leave this box blank, the link that you specified in the URL box appears on the My Sites top link bar for all users.

      noteNote
      If you want to specify target audiences for the site, either type the audience names in the Target Audiences box or click Browse to use the Select Audiences page. This option requires that you define an audience, set up rules for this audience, and compile the audience. For more information, see Manage audiences (SharePoint Server 2010)
  7. Click OK.

Use the following procedure to delete personalization site links from My Sites.

To delete personalization site links from My Sites
  1. Verify that you have the following administrative credentials:

    • You must be a member of the Farm Administrators group or a service application administrator for the User Profile service application.

  2. On the Central Administration Web site, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.

  3. In the list of service applications, click the row of the User Profile service application that you want to configure.

  4. On the Manage Profile Service: User Profile Service Application page, under My Site Settings, click Configure Personalization Site.

  5. On the Personalization site links page, select the link that you want to delete, and then click Delete Link.

  6. In the dialog box that appears, click OK.

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