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Okay, this one took me a while to figure out, but nonetheless I found it and will share it.

In order to turn off or disable the MySite or MyLinks functionality you need to be an Sharepoint administrator.

Go to the Central Administration Web Page
Click on the link for Shared Services Administration
     --If you have more than one SSP, select the one that is running the MySites functionality
Under "User Profiles and My Sites" click Personalization Services Permissions

Select the group you want to limit the functionality for.  More than likely you will just have NTAuthority\Authenticated Users.

In the next screen you will see a list of checkboxes,
     --To disable MySites uncheck "Create Personal Site"
     --To disable MyLinks uncheck "Use Personal Features"

Once you find it, disabling the functionality is pretty easy, but if you are new to 2007 like I am it will take a while to find.  Hopefully this will save you a few cycles.

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 1:43 PM SharePoint , General Ramblings | Back to top


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WAHOO!! thank you very much...:)
Left by dmaron9909 on Dec 28, 2006 11:44 AM

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My pleasure.
Left by Michael Van Cleave on Dec 28, 2006 2:20 PM

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I have to thank you too. Great Work :).
Left by Muty on Jan 03, 2007 12:53 PM

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Well done.
Left by Singapore on Jan 11, 2007 7:41 PM

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Thanks a lot ...
Left by Alexandre BARBIER on Jan 12, 2007 3:31 AM

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saved me heaps of cycles, cheers!
Left by Lord humongous on Jan 15, 2007 6:16 PM

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Thanks Michael, this post helped us too.
Left by Richard Acton on Jan 30, 2007 7:38 AM

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Thanks, although it seems to insist I select at least one permission. which is annoying.
Left by triplewood on Jan 31, 2007 7:37 AM

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Yeah, I found that to be a touch annoying too. I don't really have an answer for the reason why that is.
Left by Michael on Jan 31, 2007 7:51 AM

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If you don't want any permission for a user or group just remove the user or group from the list and you're done.
Left by Eric van Uum on Feb 06, 2007 7:52 AM

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Eric, you are absolutely correct. That is a good alternative. On the other hand in the solution that I am working on we are using group based access, so it isn't as easy as removing one user we would have to remove the whole group.

But if we did want to limite access to everyone in the group that goes back to the same solution you just brought up.

Thank you for your feedback.

Michael
Left by Michael on Feb 06, 2007 8:34 AM

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THANK YOU!!!!!
Left by teslarage on Mar 16, 2007 12:14 AM

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This is too funny. I have never seen so many people so happy to find out how to remove a feature. Jeez, MS, you're really doing a great job!
Left by Thomas Goddard on Apr 05, 2007 5:27 PM

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Thanks alot. Really helped me out. Gotta love how everyone wants to remove the feature!
Left by Dan on Apr 16, 2007 9:38 AM

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If I disable creation of mysite for users does it delete the ones already out there? If they aren't delete can people still view the information in them.
Left by Scot on Apr 18, 2007 9:48 AM

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No, it will no delete the site that are out there. If you want them to go away you will need to go and delete the sites. This way none of the info will show up in searches and things.

Michael
Left by Michael on Apr 18, 2007 10:24 AM

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This is great!!! I do have a question though. Can you enable My Links without enabling My Sites?
Left by Kimberly on Apr 30, 2007 9:57 AM

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So I thought My Links used the personal My Site Site collection to store the links. If we don't enable My Sites then what does it use to store the links. Sorry so many questions. But I am a little confused.
Left by Kimberly on Apr 30, 2007 10:32 AM

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Alas, with more checking it looks like you are correct. It is inserting the link in to the MySite/Links list.

Hmmm. It is unfortunate that the permission screen doesn't make this dependency more clear. I guess with that being the case, I am not sure you can use the MyLinks functionality.

I guess in some ways it makes sense, but others it is a bummer that they are so closely linked.

Michael
Left by Michael on Apr 30, 2007 10:44 AM

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Thanks. It is a bummer.
Left by Kimberly on Apr 30, 2007 10:59 AM

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Thanks Michael, this was a question in a sales opportunity. The other party told the client that this was not possible. I explained that it should be (on a theoretical point of view) and you cleared this issue for me.

Thanks and if we close this deal I will drop a line...
Amancio
Left by Amancio on Jun 04, 2007 12:43 PM

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hi,
my Problem is just opposite to the above mentioned problem. i have upgraded a sharepoint portal server 2003 site to MOSS 2007. it upgraded successfully but onclicking the my site link i get a troubleshooting error with wss. thanks in advance if anyone could help me...
Left by Deepak Rajan on Jun 15, 2007 4:41 AM

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Hmmm.. Have you configured MySites in the SSP? You have to have a complete different Web Application that will house the MySites.

Also you have to select how the url will be determined when the user first creates the site. For example if it will contain the /domain_username/ or just the /username/ in the url path.

Michael
Left by Michael on Jun 15, 2007 10:56 AM

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The user that installed our MOSS site disabled the MySites Creation using the 1st post in this thread. So now they want to add it back and cant seem to do so. Hence the question how do you Re-enable MySites. On the SSP admin page I only see a couple of options Search and Office Sharepoint Usage Reporting. How do I get the MySites stuff Back??
AB
Left by Allen on Jul 18, 2007 10:14 AM

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Thank you for the info.
Left by Paul C on Jul 24, 2007 11:12 AM

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I've disabled MySites but I still want users to be able to serach for and find user profile information for colleagues. I also want users to be able to edit their own user information (not stuff pulled from AD but other properties) but when I click the My Settings option, my profile cannot be edited. I have made sure that I have Manage Personal Info permission. Help!
Left by Ange on Jul 31, 2007 8:31 PM

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Ange,
That is an interesting one. Genereally the user profile are tied to the MySite for viewing and editing. So in general I am not sure that they would be able to get to the profile edit page unless they have access to the MySite functionality.

If this is possible, I would like to know how exactly.

Michael
Left by Michael on Aug 01, 2007 8:52 AM

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Hi,

I have displayed the "My site", "My Links", "welcome message" and help in my site. But when other users try to view the site, they are not able to view these links in the website. What could be the problem ?

I even tried giving full control to the website to those users, still they are not able to see these links.

Thanks
Sriram
Left by Sriram on Aug 03, 2007 10:26 AM

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If you are the only one that can see the links then you are most likely deemed an administrator on the site from the Central Administration or you are logging in as the the service user.

In order to see if the other users should have access to those links, go to the personalization services link in the Shared Service Provider and verify that they have access to have those links.

Michael
Left by Michael on Aug 03, 2007 10:56 AM

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Thanks. It helped us really.
Left by Kannan on Aug 27, 2007 2:53 AM

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Is there a way to disable my sites programmatically? Thanks..
Left by Eric on Sep 11, 2007 1:32 PM

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Eric,
I am sure that there is. I don't have the code of course, but usually it would just be easier to just get in and turn off or limit the functionality by restricting access to the MySites.

It seems that everything that you do in SharePoint is accessable by the Object Model.

Michael
Left by Michael on Sep 12, 2007 7:53 PM

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ya sir actually was going through ur post how could it help me out!! actually when i click on perople and groups and click to particular user, his all profile information is shown, but when i clicked on edit only row ACCOUNTID is displayed,rest of the other rows(e.g picture,aout me etc) are not shown only. they are hidden and not gettin displayed while editing. actually i want to upload the user picture, i tried through shared servcies user profiles and uploaded the picture from there but it's getting displayed only on MY SITES and not gettin displayed on picture property of people and groups. IN SHORT i can make a statement watever the user profile information from the shared servcies provider are not gettin reflected in user profile information of people's and group.

one more thing when i tested it on test server, pictures uploading from shared servcies, it was showing but when i performed it on the live server it is not gettin reflected in any of the property
Left by snehal parkar on Sep 17, 2007 11:28 PM

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cud u help me out for the same,i wanted to knoe which query is retrieving user profile information so that it cud help me out in some sense bcos it's weird if it's working on test serverv and not workin on live server
Left by snehal parkar on Sep 17, 2007 11:36 PM

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Does anyone know of a way to sort alphabetically the My SharePoint Sites links in the My Links drop down?

thanks,
bc
Left by Bob Clark on Nov 19, 2007 3:21 PM

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Thanks a lot ... I was just looking for this exact info for more than three days............ it really saved me from getting weird...........

Keep going by posting such info's!!
Left by JoyJi on Dec 02, 2007 11:06 PM

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No Problem. As I find them I will.

Thanks for reading.

Michael
Left by Michael on Dec 03, 2007 8:38 AM

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Thank you so much! I had looked for way too long!
Left by MHamilton on Dec 03, 2007 9:21 AM

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Is there a site that helps an organization properly plan setting up MySite?
Left by Veronica on Jan 23, 2008 10:02 AM

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Veronica,
I am not sure if there is a specific site. But I do know that ther is a Capacity Planning worksheet on MSDN that might be useful. Realistically it isn't too overly difficult. Just take the number of MySites you will need, add in some potential growth estimate and then times that by 100MB (the default content quota for a MySite). That will be the total space you will need, but I would recommending even padding that just to be sure. For instance, 100 sites + 50 sites (3 years expected growth) = 150 sites * 100MB = 15000MB * 2 (Buffer) = 30000MB. Granted in this situation we are not talking about a lot of room, but if you get in to an enterprise implementation with thousands of employees this can turn quickly in to a capacity problem.

HTH

Michael
Left by Michael on Jan 24, 2008 12:31 PM

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can anyone tell me how to upload the image to the mysite thru spobject model.
thanksssss,
Left by Moss Learner on Feb 15, 2008 10:03 PM

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Hi!

Ok, i did it as you wrote and it's working I have no My site link but if you click on a persons name somewhere in site than you'll see a persons My site. My customer doesn't want that. How to achive that?

Tnx in advnace
Left by mofo on Feb 19, 2008 8:13 AM

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We decided that we didn't want users to have MySites, so I disabled "Create personal site" as you indicated. The problem now is that when a user wants to update their My Links or My Profile, they get redirected to a page that simply says "Unknown Error". I read in some of the comments above that others were having a problem with this. Has anyone been able to get it to work?
Left by Eve on Feb 22, 2008 7:01 AM

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Few questions, why is everyone disabling the MySite feature? Is there something i should know about. I think its an excellent feature. The other question is we are using this feature internally. Once a employee leaves/Fired, we want to archive that MySite page but have the option of restoring that page if needed. Is this possible?
Left by Nikhil on Feb 25, 2008 2:10 PM

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Eve,
I am having the same problema and have found one other posting about someone else who has this problem. I can get it to work on a Moss 2007 environment that doesn't have SP1 installed. If you turn off "friendly" error messages our SP1 environment gives an error:

"NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.] Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.MySiteMapProvider.get_Home()..........."

Have you found an answer?
Left by Belinda on Feb 28, 2008 8:47 PM

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Hi,

I'm having problem where the My Link is not updating. Is there any timer job relate to updating My Link?
Left by aiwa on Apr 24, 2008 9:03 PM

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Good post.

I can hide now My Ste and My Links but how do I hide the Welcome User link an Help link?

Also under Welcome User link when we click My Settigns it brings up the user information from People and Groups. When you try to edit that it only shows Account. I know someone mentioned these above but wondering what's really going on here.

Thanks,
Jaxy


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Jaxy,
The welcome user link is actually a control that is on the master page. If you really need to get rid of it, then you will need to open up the master page and comment (notice I said comment) the control out. However, beware that when you do this you are taking away other functionality for people to login (on anonymous sites), login as a different user (good for testing as an administrator), and logging off. If all of that is okay with you then give it a go. You can find your master page in the master pages catalog in your site collection for MOSS, or at each site for WSS 3.0.

HTH.

Michael
Left by Michael on May 06, 2008 7:37 AM

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Hi Eve and Belinda,
I was having the same problem and i found a solution in this blog http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3196550&SiteID=17 .
Left by Lima on May 08, 2008 4:55 AM

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You can disable My Site and still have the option for users to edit their profile. When you disable my site as you mentioned above you have to select Use Personal Features and Manage User Profile. This will enable users to edit there profile, such as add a picture, manage links...ect and choose which ones will be visable to whom.

I have also found out that if you install sp1 that this will cause an error when users try to edit their profile and the feature will not be avalable. Hopefully Microsoft will fix this problem.
Left by Mark S. on May 30, 2008 11:24 AM

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Hello,
i have also the problem, if i dont activate the option to create the personal website, the user can't manage there links after install sp1

Did somebody have a solution for this?
Left by Horst on Jun 03, 2008 1:26 AM

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Mark S.,

I tried your suggestion to add Manage User Profile in order to allow users to edit their profile without enabling My Sites but can't get it to work EXCEPT in the Central Admin site.

All the other sites only display 'account' when selecting My Settings > Edit and loading http://whateversite/_layouts/useredit.aspx

Anymore suppestions??

Thanks
Left by AB on Jun 26, 2008 1:56 PM

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Allison,
You might look at the permission set that you have applied to the users and verify that they have the permission level checked for Updating User Profile.

That is the only suggestion I can think of at this point.

Michael
Left by Michael on Jun 26, 2008 10:40 PM

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1. Go to the Central Administration Web Page
2. Click on the link for Shared Services Administration
3. Choose My Site Settings
4. Click on the Personalization Services Permissions at left menu
5. Remove NTAuthority\Authenticated Users
6. Finish

Left by ice on Jul 11, 2008 4:16 AM

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Shaun,
Did you try the steps in the post or the steps listed above your response? Either one should work. I would go back and verify that you were able to de-select the values and they were applied.

Michael
Left by Michael on Sep 05, 2008 9:16 AM

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Thanks Michael. I have definitely done the above steps…I've read through this thread 3 or 4 times now to see if I missed anything haha.

As I mentioned above, MySites and MyLinks have been disabled…this works fine. However, the option still exists for users to 'Add Links' even though MyLinks has been turned off. We have about 7 or 8 different groups/users within Personalization Services Permissions (we require a few people to have MySites/Links but most people won't). But it seems because a few people have access to it..everyone has access to Add Links. I would have thought only the people who appeared in Personalization Services Permissions would get to see the 'Add Links' link.
Surely this is a bug with the system?
Left by Shaun on Sep 07, 2008 10:26 PM

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Shaun,
It might be possible that it is a bug, but you would have thought it would have been caught by now if it was.
The one last thing I would suggest is going through the permissions list and groups for the user to be sure that they are not included in one of the groups that has the permissions to My Links. Just double check. I have been on the receiving end of this one where permissions were allowed for one group the person belonged to and I wasn't aware they were in that group.
Left by Michael on Sep 08, 2008 8:35 AM

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Thank you so much for posting this answer.

Microsoft does a worse and worse job of making their products intuitive.

I saw a blog the other day on how to script out a database with all the objects in SQL Server. It's just a wizard, but if you don't know how to find it, you'll spend hours trying to figure it out. Same deal here...
Left by Burke on Sep 08, 2008 1:24 PM

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how can I set the maximum filesize and imagesize of the picture that a user uploads for his profile on MySite?
Left by GM on Sep 11, 2008 1:07 AM

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GM,
I know that you are able to modify the maximum file size in the configuration of the web application in Central Administration, but the maximum picture size I am not sure is possible. SharePoint sees everything as content so the picture would have to abide by the maximum file size restriction but as far a physical size I don't think it is possible to limit.

HTH,

Michael
Left by Michael on Sep 11, 2008 8:19 AM

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Does anyone know how to remove the display of related documents in a users profile. For example when I upload documents for users to see within my departments portal, when you view my profile you will see the documents there also. I have looked thru the profile settings and I do not see where you can disable this. If I find an answer to this I will post it.

thanks,
Mark
Left by MarkS on Sep 24, 2008 4:21 PM

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I've had success by only unchecking "Use Personal Features" - I've left "create personal site" checked. It got rid of both links. I've also had success removing "NT Authority\Authenticated Users" (as mentioned above)

I stumbled on the first solution by finding a user that thought it was a bug: http://rinonu.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/moss2007-disable-mysite-and-mylinks/#comment-3
Left by Mr.W on Oct 02, 2008 3:20 PM

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We would like to enable My Sites for a group of users, which we can do by allowing those users to 'Create Personal Site' as described here. However, for licensing purposes (MS Standard CALs), we need to ensure that these users don't open up the Public area of their My Sites to folks that are not allowed to create My Sites. Is this possible?
Left by Helen on Oct 03, 2008 9:03 AM

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Helen,
I am not sure I know what you mean by opening the public side of their MySites to the folks that are not allowed to create MySites. Generally you are not licensed by the MySite or the person viewing it. You are licensed by the users that are using/viewing anything in SharePoint.

So even if you don't allow them to create MySites or view a MySite, if they have access to other areas of SharePoint then you will still have to purchase a license for them.

To answer you question more directly, I am not positive that you would be able to do this.

Michael
Left by MIchael on Oct 03, 2008 9:31 AM

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Michael,let me clarify:

We license our users of SharePoint, however we can control who has access. If we allow those licensed users to create My Sites, we would want to prevent those users from inviting non-licensed users to participate in My Sites (the public area), as this would require that we license the invited participants. My question is technical - we can limit who can create My Sites, but can we limit who can be invited to participate in someone else's My Site?
Left by Helen on Oct 07, 2008 12:29 PM

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By removing the User Personal Features, as Ange stated, users are not able to view User Profiles - this was a problme for us. What found is that if you give Manage User Profiles, then users are able to view User profiles without having the My Links hyperlink. This sounds risking because it sounds like a user could do some damage by editing user profiles, but in fact a user cannot edit user profiles without also having at least view permissions to the SSP. So remove "User Personal Features" AND adding "Manage User Profiles" was the fix for us.
Left by hmkjr on Oct 10, 2008 9:42 AM

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Michael, We have turned off the My Sites feature - Thanks!! Now we have another problem - I think that a few My Sites were created before we turned it off. Now under People and Groups we are not able to add pictures or much of anything to each user's profile. If I am able to get rid of those few My Sites, will the functionality of the user's profile come back?? If not, how do I go about getting this problem fixed??
Left by Jim Grooms on Nov 20, 2008 10:43 AM

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To those trying to get rid of the Add to my Links list on the document edit menus. The only way I have been able to do so is by editing the core.js in the 12 hive/template/layouts/1033 folder.

In the JS you can see MS failed to wrap the code that inserts this in any type of if statement tied to permissions so it displays for everyone.

I just comment out the lines. Open the js file (back it up first) and do a search on "Add to My Links". This edit needs to be made on every single WFE. Also, because you are modifying a MOSS core file, you cannot be guaranteed that the next patch will not overwrite your change. Also, this is a GLOBAL change. If you remove it, nobody recieving content from the WFEs you modify will ever get the link.

So In short, it works, but there are gotchas and wide repercussions. Make sure you really want it removed before you remove it.
Left by Gouranga on Dec 17, 2008 6:11 AM

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We moved out Mysites web app from an existing SSP to a new one. However, the MyLinks for all the users are gone. Could these be linked to User Profiles?
i found that MyLinks is in fact a web part. Where is the data of this web part saved? on the SSP database? the MySite content DB? other??
Left by Varun on Jan 29, 2009 11:01 PM

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Thanks for the post Michael. Before we disabled My Sites, many of our users had created their sites. We want them the ability to continue using them.

As an administrator, whats the best way for us to provide them with the access links
Left by Anand on Mar 06, 2009 9:24 AM

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We have extended our intranet side.

Before extending, links like "My Site" and "MyLinks" were working properly. After extension of our intranet site, MySite and MyLinks are showing errors (these links are linking to extended system).
Plz some body let know the solution for this problem.

Left by GEM on Mar 23, 2009 3:42 AM

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is there a way to disable my sites only for a single web application or even site collection rather than all web apps using a single SSP?
Left by paul on Apr 30, 2009 8:27 AM

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Paul,
You can create another SSP specifically for your web application and then turn it off there. You can have more than one SSP in your installation if this is needed.

HTH,

Michael
Left by Michael on Apr 30, 2009 9:44 AM

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Hi,
I am creating a Community Site in MOSS 2007 with customization and also want to use existing My Site(basically “My Pofile”) feature for each user’s profile like ORKUT fashion(which maintains GROUPS, FRIEND’s List, SCRAPBOOK, MESSAGES etc.). Can i use “My Site” feature of this purpose??
Can you please help me in this context??

Thank you,
Saurabh
Left by Saurabh Kumar Singh on Apr 30, 2009 12:58 PM

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Sure, I don't see why not. However usually you would want to plan out the number of mysites you would be implementing for capacity planning purposes. So other than the technically I don't see why you couldn't use MySites for what you are looking to do.

Michael
Left by Michael on Apr 30, 2009 1:56 PM

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We have turned off My Sites, but are allowing My Links. However, many people not able to add a link. They get a blank dialog box that eventually times out. Any ideas why? Thanks!
Left by Aleta on Jun 11, 2009 2:54 PM

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Hi All - I made a big mistake of using sharepoint designer to remove my sites and my links at the top RHS of the page? For the life of me i cannot undo this and eventhough you can paste your my site URL into the browser and its takes you there i cannot bring the links back to the sharepoint page?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards Nick
Left by Nick Chapman on Jun 16, 2009 4:59 AM

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Thank you saved my life!
Left by Cuco on Jul 18, 2009 8:51 AM

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hi there,

to be honest, the article about the way to disable the my site and my link on the MOSS truly helps me in developing my site. I have my MOSS site hosted at ASPHostPortal (http://www.asphostportal.com/Windows-MOSS-Hosting-Plans.aspx) and initially, I always have a problem of broken link and after I removed these links, everything is smoother and I get more visitors.

Thank you all!
Left by Tommy on Sep 22, 2009 9:55 PM

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Over three years on and this is still helping people!!, thanks a million, was head was melting trying to find this.

Left by Conor on Mar 01, 2010 2:30 AM

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I am glad it helped.

Michael
Left by Michael on Mar 01, 2010 8:53 AM

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Great! Thx ;)
Left by lukval on Mar 04, 2010 10:51 AM

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I think that if you disable MySites, then users cannot get to the page to edit their profile.

With MySites, there is a link from their mysite to the profile edit page.

The profile edit apge actually lives on the mysite host, and doesn't require the user to have a mysite to use -- if they type in the url manually they can get to it, eg, mysites.whatever/person.aspx?account=john.doe

Left by Perry on Mar 12, 2010 3:23 PM

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To Nich Chapman:
You've probably already figured it out but what you did was delete the SharePoint delegate control. Go to MSDN and get the minimul SharePoint masterpage and grab it from there and put it back.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa660698.aspx
Left by Jose M. Tamez on Mar 27, 2010 4:18 PM

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Is it possible to provide a link to a file in SharePoint to a particular group of people?

please reply anyone to my mail .

very very urgent needed.

regards,
archana
Left by archana on Mar 31, 2010 3:48 AM

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Why is everything so bloody difficult in SharePoint!? Rather than the sledgehammer approach which affects the whole farm I went with a nasty JQuery hack in the mast page to remove the menu items.

The SharePoint hack list is building up.....
Left by ifunky on Jun 16, 2010 3:52 AM

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Is it possible to disable survey, discussion or wiki in my site?
Any suggestion or reply will be very appreciated.
Thanks,
Gary
Left by Gary on Aug 18, 2010 7:38 PM

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thank you very much... :) It helped a lot
Left by Xprt on Sep 15, 2010 4:55 PM

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