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Install MOSS over WSS 3.0 - Can't get MySite to display on old site

  Asked By: Eliezer    Date: May 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 2076

I have a system running WSS 3.0. I installed MOSS 2007 over the
server and followed all the instructions outlined here:
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262342.aspx. I created
the SSP and enabled all the MOSS features on the farm.

My problem is I can't get MySite or MyLinks to appear on the original
site collections. It does show up when I go to the SSP and when I
click on it, I get the MySite.

I looked at the master files for the old sites and any new ones I
built, and they all have this in the top banner:
<td valign="middle" class="ms-globallinks">
<table cellspacing="0"
<td class="ms-globallinks">
ControlId="GlobalSiteLink1" Scope="Farm" runat="server"/></td>
<td class="ms-globallinks">
ControlId="GlobalSiteLink2" Scope="Farm" runat="server"/></td>

So as long as the control is there, it should work. I looked at the
features under the hive and MySite is there, so it must be enabled as
part of the standard MOSS features.

How do I enable this on the old site collections?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cora Bradshaw     Answered On: May 26

There are a couple things that could be keeping it from showing up on
the old site.

1) Did you edit the Master page of the old site  using SharePoint
Designer? It sounds like you did. If so you might want to experiment
by reverting your master page to the original. If Mysites shows up then
you are missing something needed on the master page.

2) Are you using anonymous access or Forms Based Authentication on
the old site? By default you need to be a member of
NTAuthority\Authenticated users to see the MySite Link.

3) Are the Office Server Standard Features activated at the Site
and the Site Collection level. These control moss  functionality like
MySites and Profiles. If not activated you won't have those Features on
the site. Check both the Site and the Site Collection level Features.

Answer #2    Answered By: Shushma Zariwala     Answered On: May 26

1) The master pages have not been touched - all original.

2) No anonymous or FBA - All AD accounts

3) The Office Standard Features are enabled on all the sites.

Both Central Admin and the SSP site display  the My site  and My Links
on the top. Any NEW sites I build or the old WSS sites don't display
it. Very strange.

Other ideas?

Answer #3    Answered By: Bahadur Kotoky     Answered On: May 26

By any chance are these new site  associated with a different SSP and that
the security settings on that SSP do not allow for Personal sites or

Answer #4    Answered By: Jeremey Avery     Answered On: May 26

#3 you say the features are enabled on all the sites. Are they enabled
on the site  Collection level as well? They are in both places. The
features are also at the Web Application level in Central Admin. Make
sure they are all activated.

Answer #5    Answered By: Mariel Ferrell     Answered On: May 26

I ended up doing a clean install  of MOSS SP1 on another server and
then restoring the WSS SP1 site  collection from the original site.
When I did, both the "My Site" and "My Links" showed up.

I'm still not sure why it didn't worked when I tried to upgrade the
server in-place, but at least I found a solution that worked.