You can configure settings for My Sites in the My Site host location for each User Profile Service application. 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 Centre: Used to configure the Search Centre site used when searching for people from the profile page on My Site.
My Site Host: Used to change the link to a My Site host location for the User Profile Service application. It is assumed that the My Site Host location has already been provisioned.
Personal Site Location: Used to set the location where personal sites are created. This should be a wildcard inclusion managed path defined on the Web application hosting My Sites.
Site Naming Format: Used to set the format to use when naming new personal sites.
Language Options: Used in multilingual deployments. The available languages correspond to the language packs installed on the server.
Read Permission Level: 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.
My Site E-mail Notifications: Used to configure the sender’s name for all My Site e-mail notifications.
Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:
- Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of SharePoint Server 2010.
- An instance of the User Profile Service exists.
- You have created a My Site Host location.
Use Central Administration to set up My Sites
Perform the following procedure to set up My Sites.
To use Central Administration to set up My Sites, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators group or a Service Application Administrator for the User Profile Service application.
To set up My Sites by using Central Administration
On the Central Administration page, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.
On the Manage Service Applications page, click the name of the User Profile Service that you want to manage.
On the Manage Profile Service page, under My Site Settings, click Setup My Sites.
On the My Site Settings page, in the Preferred Search Settings section, in the Preferred Search Center box, enter the URL of the Search Center users will be taken to when they execute a search from the My Site profile page, for example, http://sitename/SearchCenter/Pages/.
In the Preferred Search Settings section, select a search scope for finding people and for finding documents.
In the My Site Host section, in the My Site Host location box, enter the URL of the dedicated site collection in which personal sites are hosted, for example, http://portal_site/.
In the Personal Site Location section, enter the URL of the location at which you want to create personal sites.
In the Site Naming Format section, select the format to use when naming new personal sites.
In the Language Options section, select Allow users to choose the language of their personal site to enable users to select the language in which information on their personal site will appear.
In the Read Permission Level section, enter the accounts for which you want to grant Read permission on the personal site.
In the My Site E-mail Notifications section, enter a sender’s e-mail address for all My Site e-mail notifications in the Sender’s Name box.