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Apparantly orphaned My Profile page

  Asked By: Adrianna    Date: Feb 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1721

I have a user who has a my profile page -

However, this user does not have a mysite page. There is no
browsable Mysite for him and there is no sign of one in the database
(config and content db). I would expect his mysite to be:

For other users, like myself, I can browse to my MySite and click
on 'My Profile' and it takes me to the person.aspx page.

The user received an error when clicking on the link to create his
mysite. The error we receive in the event log on the web server is:

My Site creation failure for user 'domain\username' for site
url 'http:||inet.company.com|personal|username'. The exception was:
Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PersonalSiteCreateException: A
failure was encountered while attempting to create the site. --->
System.ArgumentException: Another site already exists at

Is there anyway to delete what appears to be orphaned Profile
information? Any idea where this stuff is stored?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lee Black     Answered On: Feb 11

Is your SharePoint environment in a multiple domain Active Directory
Tree or forest? If so, then the problem may just be that you are trying
to create  two MySites with the same username. In other words, two users
with the same username in different domains. Go to your shared services
provider > My site  Settings and check on the Site Naming Format. Its
probably set to username (do not resolve conflicts) which is the
default. Try changing it to the second or third setting and then try
creating the mysite. If it's a naming conflict, which the error  message
suggests, then that should take care of it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Fred Rios     Answered On: Feb 11

It is the same user  with the same domain each time.

When I tried to restore an old copy of the mysite  with stsadm -o
restore, I get "Another site  already exists  at /personal/xxx. Delete
this site before..."

If I then try stsadm -o deletesite or -o deletweb, I get that it
doesn't exist.

Answer #3    Answered By: Donnie Drake     Answered On: Feb 11

If it is an orphaned  object you could try running

Stsadm.exe -o databaserepair -url urlname -dn databasename

Don't use the -deletecorruption switch on the first run. That will show
you the orphaned objects if any in the content  database. If the site  is
there you can then run it with the -deletecorruption switch to clean up
all the orphaned objects.

Answer #4    Answered By: Nathaniel Henderson     Answered On: Feb 11

stsadm -o databaserepair -url
http://inet.company.com/personal/username -
databasename "databasename_moss"

<OrphanedObjects Count="0" />

Deletion attempt: site  does not exist
Orphan detect: no orphans
Restore attempt: site already exists
Create attempt: site already exists

Answer #5    Answered By: Tanner Moss     Answered On: Feb 11

Sounds like a call to Microsoft support is in order.

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