The business requirement was: the intranet solution should use My Sites to display the user profiles and “My Newsfeed” but the creation of “My Content” site collection should be disabled.
To achieve this just open the Central Administration web site and navigate to the User Profile Service instance (Application Management – Service Applications – Manage Service Applications).
Click on Manage User Permissions link and uncheck the Create Personal Site check for both the groups that have permissions (NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users, All Authenticated Users).
Click OK, open or refresh the My Site and you will notice that the “My Content” link doesn’t appear any longer within the page as long as the user you are logged in with doesn’t have full rights on the My Site site collection.
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