Step by Step: How to disable My Content Site Collection inside My Sites in SharePoint 2010

Written by Denis Stadler on . Posted in My Site

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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Comments (3)

  • Kurt

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    Followed your steps, but I still have the “My Content” link, and when I click on it, it still creates a personal site.

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  • Kurt

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    Oh never mind, it’s probably because I have full control on the My Site?
    When I try it with a regular account, I don’t have the “My Content” anymore.
    Maybe worth mentioning in your article if this is the case.

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    • Denis Stadler

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      Yes that was the case :). I updated the post too. Thanks a lot!

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